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Notice of 30-Day Period for Public Request for Inclusion in Agricultural District 124

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that  Agricultural District No. 124 encompassing 823 Parcels and 41,370.69 acres within the County of Greene in the towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Durham, Halcott, Hunter, Greenville, Jewett, New Baltimore, Prattsville, Lexington and Windham, and

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Legislature Opposes Hasty Action from NYS on Gun Control

Resolution No. 267-22 Resolution Opposing Recently Enacted New York State Senate Bill S.51001 & New York State Assembly Bill A.41001 Regulating Legally Authorized Concealed Carry Gun Permits And Banning Concealed Carry In Public As Being An Unconstitutional Attack Upon The

Posted in Legislative Actions

Office of Emergency Services to Update Emergency Plans – Seeking Input through Online Survey

The Greene County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) defines the county’s overall emergency management program, including preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The Emergency Plans utilize a Whole Community approach which brings together all levels of government, volunteer, faith-based, community-based, other

Posted in Public Safety

New York State Implementing “Gas Tax Holiday” – Greene County Opts Out of Local Option in Favor of Keeping Property Tax Levy Flat

The Greene County Legislature will not exercise the optional county-level gas tax holiday during the  State-wide gas tax holiday which became effective June 1, 2022 and runs through December 31, 2022. The Greene County Legislature wholly believes that taxes derived

Posted in Finance

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