Two committees of the Rockland County Legislature will meet
today before the full legislature goes into session at 7 p.m.
The Planning & Public Works Committee starts at 5:15 p.m. Its agenda includes voting on a request to ask FEMA to speed up the release of advisory-based elevations for Rockland County. The information is expected to help property owners determine how to go about rebuilding after suffering storm damage. Preliminary maps were released in June.
Legislators will also heard an update on the county’s radio
The Budget & Finance Committee is scheduled to gather at 5:15 p.m. Its members will take up several items also on the Planning & Public Works agenda.
Committee members will vote on approving a bond resolution of $1.7 million for the partial reconstruction of River Road from the Tappan Zee Bridge to Stevenson Street in Grand View on Hudson. Previously $700,000 had been authorized for the project. The county is expecting a reimbursement of $1,615,000 from either New York State or the federal government.
Separate bonds of $1.5 million each for vehicles for the sheriff’s department and vehicles and equipment for the district attorney’s office will be voted on. A request to use $215,424 in federal forfeiture money to purchase four new Chevrolet Suburbans for the Piermont, South Nyack/Grandview, Spring Valley and Suffern police departments goes before the committee.
Legislators will vote on accepting a grant of $5.5 million from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The funds would be used for public safety communications as part of a statewide interoperable network for first responders.
The legislature meets at 11 New Hempstead Road in New City with these and other items on its agenda.