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Peekskill Considers Pulling Nonprofit's Grant Over Claxton Investigation

Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton
Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton Photo Credit: PDCC

PEEKSKILL -- The Peekskill City Council is considering pulling the funding for The Preservation Co. after Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton was accused in news reports of improperly receiving thousands in home improvement grants, according to

The Council has the ability to pull the $313,000, federally-backed grant with a majority vote, Acting City Manager Richard Leins told

If the city does pull the grant, it could then award the money to another nonprofit, according to

Mayor Frank Catalina said the Preservation Co. has not cooperated with the city's investigation into the allegations of wrongdoing, according to

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