North Babylon, NY, October 7th, 2020: On Wednesday, October 7th, Legislator McCaffrey joined a bipartisan group of elected officials to address the need for federal funding and the extension of the deadline for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief Funding Program.
On Wednesday, October 7th, Legislator McCaffrey joined a bipartisan group of elected officials from New York State, Suffolk County, and the Town of Babylon to address the need for federal funding and the extension of the deadline for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief Funding Program, also known as CDBG-DRP.
Without the extension, many projects to expand our sewer system and enhance our environment will have their funding expire prior to completion. COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the timeline of these projects, and they would run the risk of losing their funding prior to completion.
Adding the additional funding will finance projects in our battle to help reduce the nitrogen levels in our bays and waterways and protect our sole source aquifers that provide our drinking water from emerging contaminants.
The beauty of Long Island is not ours, we only borrow it from our grandchildren. We have a responsibility to preserve it for future generations.
Also in attendance was Presiding Officer Rob Calarco, Legislators Richberg and Sunderman, Mrs. Leary from the Belmont Lake Civic Association, aides from the offices of Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Senator Monica R. Martinez, and Presiding Officer Rob Calarco
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.