Eric Galloway wants a homeless shelter in Greenport at the former Sunset Hotel. Please come to a meeting where the head of DSS (Mr. Gibson) will outline plans for the Galloway Homeless shelter for Columbia county. This meeting is being held at the County Board at 401 State Street. Tuesday-Jan. 16th @ 5pm--it is an information meeting for County Board Supervisors--please come and listen--Mr. Galloway is a known real estate player here in Hudson--he is warehousing space right here in Hudson--he owns many buildings that sit empty--so it is pretty ironic that he wants to build a homeless shelter in Greenport--when he has plenty of houses that are available right here in Hudson that could remedy the problem lickety split--but let's see the proposal--public scrutiny is key to democracy--join me.
Galvan is now addressing the county’s emergency housing needs by acquiring and renovating a 25 room motel in Greenport, NY. The newly renovated rooms will be fully furnished and achieve green design standards. The motel includes a community kitchen, computer stations, space for services, laundry, and common space. The total development cost is $1,500,000. The expected completion date is April 2018.
Galvan is partnering with Columbia County Department of Social Services (CCDSS) to prioritize room reservations for CCDSS referrals. CCDSS currently books motel rooms throughout the county for their clients, paying a high cost for rooms that do not include support services. Galvan is making rooms available to CCDSS at a significantly lower cost than other motels, and is partnering with CCDSS to ensure all guests have access to services and transportation. CCDSS clients will now be able to stay in quality motel rooms, receive support, and live in close proximity to services and employment opportunities.The meeting Mussmann speaks of is a special meeting that follows the monthly meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee of Columbia County Board of Supervisors. According to the calendar on the county website, the committee meeting takes place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16. The special meeting, which is not mentioned on the calendar, is it 5 p.m.
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