Monday, March 26, 2012
(Bethel, NY - 3:00 PM) – Scott B. Samuelson, Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature will deliver his first State of the County Address on Friday, May 18, 2012. This event will be held at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts on Hurd Road in Bethel at 7:00 PM.
“It is imperative that our vision for Sullivan County focus on our sustainable growth balanced with maintaining and improving the quality of life for our citizenry and business community,” said Samuelson. “There are a number of initiatives that will be highlighted during this Address, including the County’s Economic Development Master Plan – with an implementable plan of action; the County’s Strategic Plan – that will set the County’s fiscal priorities; and a renewed focus on our Community Development – including the renaissance of our “Main Streets”, and on our agricultural community,” added Samuelson. “There must also be a strong focus on retaining our current businesses, and enriching an environment for them to expand,” said Samuelson.
“Sullivan County’s quality of life provides an attractiveness for sportsmen and tourists alike. We must move forward with an approach that balances our way of living with our expectations to sustain and improve our quality of life,” said Samuelson
“Our property taxpayers must also realize relief that must begin with meaningful and substantive reform of mandates that are unfunded or underfunded as imposed on the County by the New York State government,” concluded Samuelson.
For more information, contact Scott Samuelson at 845-807-0435