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MUNICIPAL CLEAN-UP PILOT PROGRAM

Sullivan Renaissance and Sullivan County to announce grants

April 25, 2006

[KAUNEONGA LAKE] – Awards for the Municipal Clean-Up Pilot Program will be announced on Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. in Kauneonga Lake by Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Legislature.  The new program assists municipalities with the clean-up of roadside sites and the removal of derelict, unsightly and unsafe structures.

 

A news release and photos of the clean-up sites will be distributed.  Representatives of the municipalities receiving grants will be present, as well as officials from Sullivan County.

 

Sullivan Renaissance is sponsoring this matching grant program with $15,000 in funding.  Sullivan County is helping with disposal of the solid waste in the county landfill on a space available basis.  Municipalities may use in-kind contributions, private and/or foundation funds, and other sources of revenue for their match.

 

Sullivan Renaissance is an aesthetic improvement program, presented by the Beaverkill Foundation with support from the Gerry Foundation.  This year’s theme is “It’s Show Time” – celebrating the program’s 6th year and the attention focused on Sullivan County with the opening of Bethel Woods.  Additional funding has been secured by State 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; new mini-grants; Seasonal Community Demonstration Projects; and SCCC Scholarships.  The school spruce up program assists young people with beautification projects at their school grounds or within their communities. 

 

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

 

COMING UP:

Sullivan Renaissance will hold a special “Environmental Seminar” on Wednesday, May 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the CVI Building in Ferndale.  Sullivan County holds its 15th Annual Litter Pluck on Saturday, May 6 – for more information, call the town clerk in your community.