Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stimulus $$ Sought

Troy Record: Municipalities seek piece of stimulus funding

Municipalities are lining up in hopes of getting a piece of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package.
Included with Jimino’s proposal is an additional $10,162,180 in projects for the city of Rensselaer, as submitted to her by Mayor Dan Dwyer. Those projects are as follows:

- $5 million for water and sewage replacement
- $3,062,180 to replace a 5-million gallon water tank
- $1.5 million for flood control measures along the Quackenderry Creek
- $600,000 for increased public library accessibility

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He specifically highlighted the system that carries drinking water from the Tomhannock Reservoir to Troy and other communities. At $30 million to replace the century-old pipes, the project is among the roughly $137 million the city has requested from the package.

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