$15,000 grant from Sullivan Renaissance will fund community beautification and signage.
LIBERTY, N.Y. (March 7, 2016) â€“ The Town and Village of Liberty were awarded a joint $15,000 municipal grant from Sullivan Renaissance at the organizationâ€™s annual conference Saturday at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The grant will fund the ongoing effort to beautify Libertyâ€™s public spaces and make them more visitor friendly.
The town and village are also in the running for a $100,000 capital grant secured by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, which will be awarded in August.
â€œThe Town and Village of Liberty are dedicated to beautifying Liberty and creating a healthier community,â€ said Liberty Town Supervisor Charlie Barbuti upon receiving the grant. â€œWe are thankful to receive this grant and appreciate all of the assistance that Sullivan Renaissance provides to not only Liberty, but to all of Sullivan County.â€
Specific plans include:
â€¢ creation and enhancement of green spaces, including plantings, flags and kiosks, including the two traffic circles that serve as gateways to Liberty
â€¢ increased legal code enforcement of highly visible neglected properties
â€¢ improved signage and maps for the Rail Trails, Walnut Mountain and Hanofee Parks
These plans will need volunteer involvement to be implemented. A Volunteer Fair is being organized by the Liberty Networking Group on Saturday, March 12 from 11 am to 2 pm in the Liberty High School cafeteria. The goal is to recruit civic minded business leaders, organizations and citizens to participate in one of the grant funded initiatives.
Also visit the Town of Libertyâ€™s website: www.townofliberty.org.
About Liberty, N.Y.
Located at the crossroads of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley region, Liberty is just 90 minutes from New York City. Known for its top notch trails and parks, Liberty is an ideal weekend getaway. Nationally recognized for its award winning school district, those who visit choose to stay. And with its business-friendly climate and strategic location, Liberty is an ideal place to do business. Liberty, New York: live here, play here and do business here!
Town of Liberty Councilman Vincent McPhillips, Town of Liberty Councilman Brian McPhillips, Town of Liberty Councilman Russell Reeves, Village of Liberty Mayor Ronald Stabak, Village of Liberty Trustee Robert Mir, Town of Liberty Supervisor Charlie Barbuti at Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference, March 5, 2016.
Village of Liberty Mayor Ronald Stabak and Town of Liberty at Supervisor Charlie Barbuti receiving $15,000 grant award from Sullivan Renaissance Founder and Chair, Sandra Gerry.