Counties in the News, October 24, 2016
Monday's news from counties across the state.
LAST CALL FOR EWASTE GRANTS
Counties and local governments have seven days remaining to apply for up to $3 million in reimbursement funding for costs associated with recycling electronic waste. October 31, 2016 is the deadline for a piece of the $3 million electronic waste (e-waste) grant program that was included in the 2016-17 New York State Budget. The allocation was designed to help local governments that help their residents recycle electronic waste products, like stereos, computers, printers, and televisions.
All municipalities within New York State that have incurred, or expect to incur, expenses for the collection and recycling of e-waste between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 are eligible to apply for and receive reimbursement of eligible expenses, subject to available appropriations. The grant program is administered through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program. Reimbursement is capped at up to 50% of eligible expenses.
For additional information, or to fill out an application for funding please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8778.html, or email RecyclingGrants@dec.ny.gov.
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Cuomo signs law cracking down on short-term rentals in NY state
Tentative Sullivan County budget funds new jail, but keeps tax hike under 5%
Office for the Aging Annual Public Hearing
Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene County meetings: Week of Oct. 24, 2016
Watershed conference to focus on water
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors appoint two to Prosperity Partnership board
Cornell Cooperative Extension board celebrates members and accomplishments at annual meeting
Watertown Promises to Think DIFFERENTLY
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Avangrid Renewables plans new wind farm project
County, state officals meet to discuss revenue sharing
Onondaga County Legislator Kathleen Rapp opts for $10,000 buyout
WESTERN NEW YORK
CCE Director Talks Regional Team with Legislators
Officials applaud N. Union work at ribbon cutting
Waterfowl hunting may be more difficult this year, DEC warns