East Hampton Town, Village Receive State Efficiency Grants

East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village will share a $400,000 grant for their new joint fuel facility under New York State’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., of Sag Harbor, announced the news. The shared fueling facility will replace and relocated the aging facilities spread throughout the town.

“A feasibility study conducted by the town concluded that a new joint fuel facility will result in significant cost savings for taxpayers, through a reduced per gallon cost for fuel, provide for state of the art fuel inventory control and billing, reduce the environmental impacts with above ground technology and consolidate multiple fuel depots into one operational facility,” Thiele’s office stated. “The facility will be equipped with a new generator and the necessary safety measures to ensure the site is operating according to local, state and federal requirements for toxic and hazardous materials.”

The Local Government Efficiency Program provides technical assistance and competitive grants to municipalities for the development of projects that will achieve savings and improve municipal efficiency through shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions.

“I applaud the Town of East Hampton and the Village of East Hampton for taking the initiative to reduce costs of government operations, protect our environment, and ultimately save their taxpayers money,” Thiele said.

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