ALBANY – State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D, Ramapo) has secured $325,000 in state grants for three villages in western Ramapo. The funds will be used to improve parks, streamline government technology services, and purchase new sanitation equipment.
The grants come from the State and Municipal Grants program.
The Village of Suffern received $200,000 to purchase a new sanitation truck to make garbage c0llection more efficient and keep the village clean.
The Village of Hillburn received $75,000 to make repairs to the pond in Veterans Memorial Park.
The Village of Sloatsburg received $50,000 for new exercise equipment at the village’s community fields and computer and IT upgrades in village hall.
“I got my start in local government, so I know how important it is to support projects that village residents can enjoy and be proud of for decades to come, and to make sure that our communities are clean and safe,” Reichlin-Melnick said.