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A message from Gieger

Cindy Kurpil Gieger

Protecting the health and safety of Sullivan County residents from a repeat scenario of water contamination such as occurred 20 years ago in the county is also paramount. Any gas company transporting or disposing of toxic hazardous chemicals in Sullivan County should not be given a free ticket. My responsibility as a former public health nurse is to work toward making sure a public health impact assessment is carried out outlining the known risks. We the people deserve this.

Lastly, my efforts continue to unfold to increase the works of one of our top economic stimulators. By establishing the first Agricultural Advisory Committee in conjunction with our county commitment to agriculture by preserving our full-time agricultural planner, we are on our way to encourage agricultural growth. Our current legislature is equally committed to increasing works of renewable energy through our county sustainability department. As the Industrial Development Agency works to advance the red meat facility and increase efforts at reaching out to small business, the legislature looks forward to taking the lead in working toward including agriculture as a vital piece of economic development.

As I work along with my fellow legislators to advance these works and others, I welcome your input. Call me at 845/807-0435.

[Cindy Kurpil Gieger is the Sullivan County Legislator for District 5.]