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News Releases from Greene County

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

Greene County Legislature Sets Public Hearing Date for 2022 County Budget – Holding the Line with No Property Tax Increase

For a third successful year it is anticipated that there will be no property tax increase and again Greene County will hold the line and not exceed the NYS Property Tax Cap Legislation. Greene County Administrator, Shaun S. Groden, will

Posted in Finance

Greene County Releases Economic Development Study and Greene County Legislature Announces Investment in Infrastructure Development to Support Business Attraction and Job Growth

A new study of economic impact and infrastructure requirements was recently completed in partnership with the Town of Cairo, County Legislators from District 8 – Cairo, and the Greene County Economic Development Team (comprised of  the Greene County Department of

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Establishes Animal Abuse Registry

As part of the Wednesday, July 21st meeting of Greene County Legislature, Local Law No. 2 of 2021 – Establishing A County-Wide Animal Abuse Registry was enacted by a vote of 13 – 0 with 1 absent. This registry falls

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Legislature Supporting Small Businesses

The Greene County Legislature is committed to providing our local business with the ongoing services, support and promotion needed to succeed and thrive. During the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature immediately authorized the creation of a variety

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Honored with 2021 NYSAC Pioneer Award

The Greene County Legislature continuously strives to keep county employees safe, while keeping costs down. As a member of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), Greene County utilizes a specific solution that maximizes safety and wellness practices through

Posted in Government Operations

NYS Officially Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions

As of June 16th, New York State is officially lifting most COVID-19 restrictions, as 70% of the NY adult population has received at least the first dose of the vaccine.   The State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry-specific

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Federal ARPA Recovery Stimulus Funding for Greene County

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will distribute over $1 trillion to communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Greene County’s share will be approximately $9.15 million.  As with all federal programs, conditions and requirements must be met before monies are

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Initiates Broadband Survey

Catskill, NY – Greene County has initiated a broadband and cellular communications project to identify households and businesses without access to fiber or coaxial broadband service and to formulate a technical solution and its estimated cost to providing service. The First

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Now Allowing 12 &13 Year-Old Deer Hunters Firearms

The Greene County Legislature unanimously adapted Local Law 1 of 2021, which permits 12- and 13-year-olds to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow. This legislation was part of the NYS 2021-2022 budget, with each county given the option of

Posted in County Resources County Services