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MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM TO CLEAN UP 25 SITES IN COUNTY

Multiple partners to contribute over $50,000 in donated services

May 12, 2008

[LIVINGSTON MANOR] – Twenty-two derelict structures will be eliminated and three roadside areas cleaned up through matching grants awarded by Sullivan Renaissance through its Municipal Clean Up Grant Program.  

 

The program was announced on May 12 at 52 Pleasant Street in Livingston Manor, site of one of eight buildings being removed as part of the Town of Rockland’s Flood Mitigation Program, and the subject of a planned controlled burn by the Livingston Manor Fire Department.

 

In addition to Sullivan Renaissance, partners in this collaborative program include: the Sullivan County Legislature and Division of Public Works (DPW); Taylor Recycling Facility LLC of Montgomery, NY; Waste Management of Beach Lake, PA; Weinert Recycling of Ferndale, NY; Thompson Sanitation of Rock Hill, NY; and Sullivan County First Recycling and Refuse of Woodbourne, NY. 

 

Now in its third year, the program assists municipalities with clean up of roadside dump sites and removal of derelict, unsightly and unsafe structures.  The number of projects has more than doubled over last year’s program.  Ten derelict structures were eliminated and three roadside areas cleaned up in 2007.  Three buildings were removed when the pilot program was first introduced in 2006.

 

“This program demonstrates that it is possible with combined efforts to clean up some of the unsightly locations that have been plaguing many of our communities.  We want to thank all our partners for helping us expand this cleanup program.  We invite others to join us in our overall effort to improve the appearance of SullivanCounty,” said Sandra Gerry, who chairs the Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee. 

 

Of the 27 applications that were received, 25 projects will be part of this year’s program.  Over 1300 tons of debris will be generated through this cleanup, but only 260 tons from seven projects will be disposed of in the county landfill.  Sullivan Renaissance will contribute just over $50,000 in grants, to be matched by the recipients.  SullivanCounty’s in-kind contribution of tipping fees has a value of $32,500, and other partners will donate over $23,000 in services.

 

SullivanCounty is pleased to team up with Sullivan Renaissance and the business partners to remove these unsafe and unsightly structures.  Space in the landfill is a precious resource at this point in time, and this program is a great example of the worthwhile programs the County can participate in, as long as space remains available,” said Kathy LaBuda, who chairs the Sullivan County Committee on Public Works.

 

With limited space in the landfill, the program encourages the separation, reduction and recycling of C&D debris prior to disposal. 

 

New partners to the program this year include Weinert Recycling, Thompson Sanitation and Sullivan First Recycling and Refuse.  Weinert – known for its scrap metal business – will donate $10,000 in services to remove three metal trailers in Forestburgh, Thompson and Neversink.  Thompson Sanitation will donate four containers to assist with a clean up along the D&HCanal outside of Wurtsboro.  Sullivan First Recycling and Refuse will donate services to assist with Rockland’s flood mitigation program.

 

Returning again as a partner is the internationally-based Waste Management Corporation, which will assist with two roadside clean up projects – one in South Fallsburg and the other in LuxtonLake.

 

Also returning is Taylor Recycling, which will assist with disposal of two structures in South Fallsburg and one in Mountaindale.  Taylor Recycling is proud to partner with Sullivan Renaissance again.  We started working with them last year to remove unsightly and unsafe buildings, and one could see a positive difference in SullivanCounty,” said James W. Taylor, Jr., Chairman of Taylor Recycling.

 

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther. 

 

Other programs include: three categories of grants based on the size of the projects; special awards for environmental impact, historic preservation, showing of flowers and project maintenance; mini-grants; environmental demonstration grants; seasonal community matching grants; internships; and scholarships to SCCC and other colleges.  The school program assists young people with beautification projects at their school grounds or in their communities. 

 

For information about Sullivan Renaissance, contact 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

 

·         Delaware : 5090 Route 52, Jeffersonville; $1,075 grant; 15 tons in landfill; waived tipping at landfill

·         Delaware : 520 Old Taylor Rd, KenozaLake; $2,900 grant; 30 tons in landfill; waived tipping at landfill

·         Fallsburg: Avery Rd Cleanup, South Fallsburg; $2,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Waste Management donating three containers

·         Fallsburg: 9 Post Hill Rd, Mountaindale; $3,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Taylor Recycling donating first 25 tons

·         Fallsburg: Main St, South Fallsburg; $2,500 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Taylor Recycling donating first 25 tons

·         Fallsburg: 5242 Main St, South Fallsburg; $2,500 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Taylor Recycling donating first 25 tons

·         Forestburgh: 2677 Route 42, Forestburgh; 0 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Weinert Recycling donating trailer removal

·         Liberty : 88 Chestnut St, Liberty; $1,950 grant; 25 tons in landfill; waived tipping at landfill

·         Liberty : Old Monticello Rd, Liberty; $5,000 grant; 75 tons in landfill; possible controlled burn with Liberty Fire Dept.

·         Mamakating: D&H Canal Cleanup, Wurtsboro; $2,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Thompson Sanitation donating four containers

·         Mamakating; TownPark, Bloomingburg; $5,000 grant; 75 tons in landfill; waived tipping at landfill

·         Monticello: Dillon Rd, Monticello; $5,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Taylor Recycling donating first 25 tons

·         Neversink: 2 Roadside Dr, Grahamsville; 0 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Weinert Recycling donating trailer removal

·         Rockland: 34 Pearl St, Livingston Manor; $5,000 grant; 25 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program (tipping waiver)

·         Rockland : 58 River St, Livingston Manor; $1,000grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program (controlled burn)

·         Rockland : 61 Covered Bridge, Livingston Manor; $1,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program

·         Rockland: 52 Pleasant St, Livingston Manor; $500 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program (controlled burn)

·         Rockland: 54 Pleasant St, Livingston Manor; $500 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program (controlled burn)

·         Rockland: 49 Pleasant St, Livingston Manor; $1,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program

·         Rockland : 35 Motts Lane, Livingston Manor; $1,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program

·         Rockland : 54 Motts Lane, Livingston Manor; $1,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; flood buy-out program

·         Thompson: 106 Harris Rd, Harris; $1,650 grant; 15 tons in landfill; waived tipping at landfill

·         Thompson: 970 Old Route 17, Harris; 0 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Weinert Recycling donating trailer removal

·         Tusten: Luxton Lake Cleanup, Narrowsburg; $2,000 grant; 0 tons in landfill; Waste Management donating one container

·         Woodridge: 14 Maurice Rose St, Woodridge; $2,750 grant; 0 tons in landfill; controlled burn with Woodridge Fire Dept.

 

Total : $50,325 in grants; 260 tons in landfill

 

[Photos of the structures to be removed are available electronically.]