Thursday, May 3, 2012
KINGSTON, N.Y — The Common Council has agreed to assign more than $664,000 in federal Entitlement Program funding to a number of projects and nonprofit agencies.
By an 8-0 vote, the council on Tuesday approved a funding plan recommended by the council’s Community Development Committee. Alderwoman Shirley Whitlock, D-Ward 4, was absent.
The package allocates $43,500 to the city Department of Parks and Recreation to run programs in conjunction with Family of Woodstock’s Kingston Cares program.
Plans call for city environmental educators Julie and Steve Noble to offer environmentally based programs, according to Jennifer Fuentes, executive director of the city’s Office of Community Development.
Alderman Robert Senor, D-Ward 8, who chairs the council’s Community Development Committee, praised the Office of Community Development for helping to develop solid choices despite dwindling funding.
Senor said the distribution of funds “helps make Kingston a better place.”
In all, the council agreed to disburse $664,456 in federal aid to various projects and community organizations. Of the total, $132,891 will be set aside for administrative costs in the Office for Community Development.
Also to be funded:
• A storm drainage project on Flatbush Avenue, $150,000.
• A Community Development housing rehabilitation program, $135,000.
• Sidewalk repairs, $50,000.
• Kingston Boys & Girls Club, $43,660.
• The Children’s Home of Kingston, $35,000.
• Ulster County YouthBuild, $25,000.
• YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, $15,000.
• Trolley Museum of New York, $8,500.
• Jewish Federation of Ulster County, $5,900.
• Kingston Recreation Local Development Corp., $5,800.
• Kingston Volunteer Firemen’s Museum, $5,000.
• Family of Woodstock, $2,500.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, $2,000.
• Summer Sizzle basketball program, $2,000.
• Kingston Land Trust, $2,000,