Latest Legislative Update

The latest Legislative Update has been released. Legislators approved agreements with 17 local care provider agencies who provide seniors with personal care such as bathing and toilet help, medication reminders, light housekeeping and laundry services, as well as paying bills so seniors may stay in their homes. The program overseen by the Rockland County Department of Social Services with $800,000 they spend reimbursed by Medicaid. At the last meeting, residents and nonprofit organizations spoke out publicly about funding cuts in the County’s proposed 2017 budget. Keep Rockland Beautiful, Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Rockland, Rockland YMCA were among those seeing cuts to their funding. Legislators approved four measures that allow Rockland Community College to be reimbursed 50% of the costs associated with updates at the college such as carbon monoxide detectors, emergency repair of a heating system, replacement of a roof at the Field House, and upgrades to efficient energy systems. Also on the update, Gillian E. Ballard has been appointed to the Rockland County Environmental Management Council working to effect environmental improvements and awareness. Ballard is known for her work as President and CEO of Rockland County Big Brothers-Big-Sisters. And finally, with yet another unfunded mandate put in place the Legislature has approved a resolution that would aid childcare providers. The vote calls on Governor Cuomo and the state Senate and Assembly to implement the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, or CCDBG. For more information:Rockland.gov

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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