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Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $500,000 for Clarkstown Redevelopment

Funding Would Revamp Sidewalks and Other Infrastructure in Clarkstown Schumer Worked Closely with Committee to Include Funding In FY2009 Spending Bill Bill will now be sent to the Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the transportation FY09 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the Town of Clarkstown.  The funding would revitalize areas of South Main Street and New Hamlet Housing Center through renovations of sidewalks, drains, benches, traffic lights, garbage receptacles and other infrastructure.  The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the critical next step in the appropriations process.  Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.


"This is terrific news for Clarkstown," said Schumer.  "Investment in Clarkstown's infrastructure will promote economic development and encourage a safe and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere for generations to come. I will fight tooth-and-nail to see these funds through the appropriations process."


In Clarkstown, funding would support the revitalization of South Main Street and New City Hamlet Center with the reconstruction of sidewalks, catch basins, drainage improvements and roadways along with the installation of benches, decorative lamps and traffic signals, trash receptacles, signalized pedestrian cross walks and landscaping.


Now that the bill has been approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee, it will be sent to the Senate floor. Following approval by the Senate, the bill will move towards Conference with the House and then to the President for signature.


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