“Three of five Schenectady County towns will use some, if not all, of the federal aid money for local municipalities to improve water and sewer infrastructure.
“We’re having a lot of trouble with our water system,” said Princetown Town Supervisor Lou Esposito.
Esposito said the town will get $320,000 in money from the American Rescue Plan.
“We’re a small town, we’re not getting a lot,” he said. The plan included $350 billion in direct financial relief for state and local municipalities, with $65 billion for cities, villages and towns and another $65 billion for counties.
Funds cannot be used to offset direct or indirect tax reductions or delay tax increases, according to the New York Government Finance Officers Association. The money also cannot be deposited into pension funds.”
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Briere, Shenandoah. Schenectady Gazette 28 March 2021.