Gillibrand to “look into” her $1 million promise to KJ
NEWBURGH – When word of US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s $1 million funding request for the Village of Kiryas Joel to build an emergency communications center surfaced this week, Orange County Executive Edward Diana went ballistic.
The county has a new, state-of-the-art emergency center in Goshen and Diana said the county didn’t need two such facilities.
Gillibrand told MidHudsonNews.com Friday while in Newburgh that she will explore the funding request.
“I’m going to look into that specifically to make sure it isn’t redundant because it is important that we have good oversight and accountability,” she said. “For the most part, I try very hard to help all communities, to be fair, and to make sure that we get the federal resources in that we need.”
Gillibrand said for communities to be considered for grants like this one, they must apply for them.