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Town of Tusten Receives UDC State Grant for Air Quality

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) presented a check for $8,125 to the Town of Tusten on Sept. 4 representing its share of a $75,000 Community Projects State Grant funding program that Senator John J. Bonacic secured for the UDC’s eight New York State member towns.

The grant enabled the Town of Tusten to install a new climate-control system in the Town of Tusten Community Hall located at 210 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg.

Specific tasks included purchasing a heat pump ceiling cassette and fresh air connection system, with associated hardware and equipment, and retaining the services of a licensed electrical firm to install the units.

This grant funding enabled the Town of Tusten to improve the air quality potential in this public facility, which is also utilized as an emergency shelter. The system is capable of introducing both cooled and warmed air, with fresh air induction. Programmable thermostats were installed to allow for maximum energy efficiency.

The town expended a total of $9,332.57 on this project. The FY 2007-2008 grant funding, covering the contract period of September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2009, represents the fifth round of projects that promote tourism, improve town-owned facilities, or enhance river access in the Towns of Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark.

Since FY 2000, Senator Bonacic has secured $290,000 for the river valley towns through contracts administered by the UDC and the NYS Department of Economic Development.