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Greene County Legislature’s Opposition to the NYS Climate Council’s Draft Scoping Plan

The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) was signed into law in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the NYS Climate Action Council (the Council), which is

Posted in Legislative Actions

Greene County Solid Waste Management Investing in Sustainable Management of Food Waste

Catskill, NY – Greene County Solid Waste Management (GCSWM) is investing in the sustainable management of food waste through a launch of a pilot program, Help Greene Grow Green, to reduce waste going to landfills. This program will initially be

Posted in County Services

Greene County Calls for NYS to End the Diversion of Local Tax Revenue to Fund State Responsibilities

The Greene County Legislature is joining with the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) to call on the Governor Hochul and members of the State Assembly and Senate to end the practice of diverting local sales taxes out of

Posted in Finance Legislative Actions

Greene County Legislature Seeks Mask and Testing Mandate Relief for School Districts

After County Administrator Shaun Groden heard the concerns of School Superintendents for districts serving county students, Vice-Chairman Matthew Luvera issued an official request for relief from NYS requirements to Governor Kathy Hochul. The February 16th letter requests “an urgent end”

Posted in Legislative Actions

Greene County Legislature Resolution Supports Limiting NYC Watershed Land Acquisition

In their first full session of 2022, the Greene County Legislature unanimously adopted a resolution designed to limit the ability of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to purchase more land in Greene County. Resolution 13-22 adds Greene

Posted in County Resources Legislative Actions

Greene County Legislature Dedicates Legislative Chambers in Honor of Frank P. Stabile, Jr.

On Wednesday, December 15th 2021, retiring legislator William B. Lawrence (District 8 -Cairo) presided over the dedication of the Greene County Legislature’s Chambers in remembrance of the man largely responsible for its planning and construction. Frank Stabile, who passed away

Posted in Government Operations

Greene County Announces Plans for Design and Construction of a New Criminal Justice Center

On December 15th, 2021, the Greene County Legislature released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural and Engineering Services for the design and construction of a new Criminal Justice Center (CJC). The CJC is to be located behind the County

Posted in Public Works

NYS Empire State Development Grant Funding Awards Announced for Three Greene County Businesses

Three revitalization and renovation projects (two in the town of Catskill, and one in the town of Windham) have been awarded a total of $1.86 Million in New York State ESD grants as part of the 11th round of Regional

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

New Health Care Facilities Advancing at Exit 21 West Business Park

Infrastructure Investments will Support Greene County Community Health Center and CMH Medical Plaza West Key infrastructure investments are advancing as Greene County Government plans to expand accessible health care services to its residents at the Exit 21 West Business Park

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism Health Services

Greene County Legislature to Acquire Additional Land for Economic Development in the Town of Catskill

Economic development initiatives continue to advance in Greene County. At the October 12th meeting of the Greene County Legislature, the Board approved the acquisition of 2.2 acres of land from the New York State Thruway Authority for economic development in

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism