continued “Now, we did get some reasonably good new from the state that they may be covering our share of the 12.5 percent costs, so we be may be doing all of this for naught, but again that is somewhat in flux,” Commissioner of Public Works Erik Deyoe told the Board.
The same morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at an event in Middleburgh that $61 million would be given to 25 counties to help municipalities pay for their local contributions towards needed repairs sustained from Hurricane Irene. Albany County would receive an additional $1.9 million in state aid but there is a total estimated cost of $15.1 million in recovery needed.
Clarkson said it is still “up in the air” if the town would actually receive any additional funds.