Draft Municipal Resolution for NYS Clean Water Grant Funding

In February the WMOA Legislative Committee goes up to Albany to talk to our legislators about our legislative needs for 2017.

This year we are doing something different and are joining with the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley and the Construction Advancement Institute of Westchester and Mid-Hudson Valley to ask State legislators to put more money into capital projects for sewer and drinking water improvements in addition to the regular DWSRF and CWSRF funding.

Please review the attached Draft Municipal Resolution for NYS Clean Water Grant Funding before our next meeting on January 5, 2017 and have your board review/approve it.

Assemblyman Steve Otis has been in the forefront for us working on expanding the amount of money made available to us and he was instrumental in getting additional money set aside for this in 2016 without any means testing which is crucial for Westchester County. We thank him for that leadership.

We do feel that working with our trade union organizations, who have a larger constituency across the State, will get all Albany legislators behind our request. Many of us are struggling with sewer inflow and infiltration or have issues with drinking water quality. With the tax caps in place and without the State aid to help we will not be able to make the corrections to our systems our constituents need.

At our January meeting, as a group, I will ask WMOA to support this resolution. I would also ask that you put in on your first meeting agenda in each municipality to add your voice to WMOA’s in Albany when we meet with our delegation in February.

Thank you for all your help and support in 2016. Wishing everyone a wonderful week with family and friends.

Sincerely,

Warren Lucas
President WMOA