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A Declaration of State of Emergency

County of Greene Patrick S. Linger Chairman, Greene County Legislature A State of Emergency is herewith declared within the jurisdiction of the County of Greene, State of New York, effective immediately, May 17, 2023. The State of Emergency has been

Posted in Government Operations

Greene County Responds to NYS Executive Order 28 Implications

Statement of the Greene County Legislature May 15, 2023 – Catskill, NY – On May 9th, the Governor’s office issued a press release announcing a new executive order to deploy more than $1 billion in taxpayer monies to boost support

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New Small Business Grant Program for Greene County Businesses

Catskill, NY – April 26, 2023 The Greene County Legislature has procured $300,000.00 in New York State Funding in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) which will administer the funds to provide grants ranging from $5,000.00 to $25,000.00 to

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Village of Coxsackie Receives $4,500,000 in NY Forward Funding

On March 3rd, Village Mayor Mark Evans and member of the Downtown Coxsackie committee were presented with a check for $4.5 million as a winner of first round of the NY Forward grant initiative. This funding will be applied to

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Legislature Calls on NYS to Continue to Pass-Thru ACA Enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage Funds

In its Wednesday, February 15th session, the Greene County Legislature unanimously adopted Resolution No. 54-23 calling on the Governor and NYS Legislature to continue the practice of passing through enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (eFMAP) funds to county governments, a

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Greene County to Provide $2.2 Million for Last Mile High Speed Fiber Internet to Unserved Roads and Households

Catskill, NY – November 14, 2022  –  At its November 14th meeting, the Greene County Legislature authorized the execution of three contracts with Local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including, Mid-Hudson Cable, Margaretville Telephone Company, and Charter Communications providing funding to

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Legislature Once Again Holding the Line with No Property Tax Increase for 2023

For a fourth successful year, there will be no increase in the overall property tax levy, Greene County will hold the line and not exceed the NYS Property Tax Cap Legislation. “Our success at maintaining a consistent property tax levy

Posted in Finance Government Operations

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