Monday, October 15, 2007

SENATOR SCHUMER VISITS HIGHWAY GARAGE

I joined United States Senator Charles Schumer at a news conference this morning at the Greenburgh Highway garage. The Senator announced an effort to help local governments obtain federal funding to upgrade and maintain local sewer infrastructure. Municipalities in Westchester are suffering from aging sewer systems. The Senator announced a proposal to increase federal funding to help modernize the state’s deteriorating sewerage infrastructure. Federal help for improving sewer systems is currently at an all time low. This leaves towns and cities across Westchester County, which tend to get hit by severe storm flooding, hard pressed to protect residential property and bodies of water from overflow due to inadequate sewerage. There have been instances around the region where sewage spilled into local waterways and homeowners’ properties. The Senator feels that the federal government should work with local and state governments to maintain first rate water treatment systems. In May, a four foot sewer main in Yonkers broke, spilling millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River and forcing the nearby wetlands to soak up the majority of the mess. The main was built in the 1930s.

I am very pleased that the Senator is seeking to help local governments address this problem. Without federal help, the costly price of replacing sewers will become a major strain on local budgets

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any information on the ongoing State Comptroller audit of Greenburgh's sewer districts'???

Anonymous said...

iS SCHUMER RUNNING FOR A HIGHER POSITION AND IS STARTING TO CAMPAIGN.
Promises promises that's all that he makes.
Let's see if he produces.

Anonymous said...

Schumer should look into the rates charged by con edison to all the westchesterites.
I'm quite sure that our rates are higher than the city.
This is one expense that many of us will need answers,asap.

Anonymous said...

Paul, do you honestly believe that somehow we're getting a bargain from the Federal government?
Greenburgh residents pay way more in Federal taxes than the Town receives in Federal grants, revenue-shares, aid, etc.
All Schumer and his friends are doing is giving us back MUCH LESS than we gave them. Don't you get it? Greenburgh taxpayers are also NY State taxpayers and Federal taxpayers - when we "get" money from those sources all they are doing is giving us back OUR money, less a significant fee for servicing and handling...

Anonymous said...

There will be no federal funding to upgrade and maintain local sewer infrastructure. Schumer just used you as part of a PR gig.

Anonymous said...

Schumer does not come thru with any of his promises.
As someone said before he is just campaigning.
Schumer is full of hot air he only wants extra publicity.
If he dosen't get on a soap box somewhere different every day his job of bs is not complete.
Don't believe a word he says.

Anonymous said...

Greenburgh should be proud. Senator Schumer spent time in Greenburgh with Supervisor Feiner.This could be helpful when the town reaches out to the fed's for grants.

Anonymous said...

good job PABLO!

hal samis said...

When Suzanne Berger trotted out Brodsky and Spano, it was to deliver a message that she had relationships with people higher up the food chain who could help Greenburgh.

All they did was pose for photos.

Not even discuss issues.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:24
Don't hold yur breath that Greenburgh will receive grant money because Schumer dropped in.
Schumer was just grand standing and starting some sort of a political campaign.