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Advisory Group Updated About Dutchess County Justice, Transition Center

The External Advisory Group received updates at the meeting on a bond proposal for a new Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center.
The External Advisory Group received updates at the meeting on a bond proposal for a new Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center. Photo Credit: Twitter

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The External Advisory Group of the Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center (DCJTC) held a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Catharine Street Community Center in Poughkeepsie. 

As part of the meeting, the External Advisory Group received updates on the DCJTC project, specifically the bond resolution proposal recently submitted to the Dutchess County Legislature to fund the design and construction of a new DCJTC.

The EAG meetings are designed to keep the public informed about the variety of topics related to the development of Dutchess County’s Justice and Transition Center project. Meetings are open to the public. Those in attendance at meetings have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the Justice and Transition Center project proposals.

In addition to the EAG meeting, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will host several town hall forums over the next several weeks, providing residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about the DCJTC project proposal. Upcoming scheduled forums include:

  • Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. at LaGrange Town Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Amenia Town Hall
  • Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Beacon City Hall
  • Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Park Town Hall
  • Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Pawling Town Hall

The County Legislature will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, at 6:00 p.m. for legislators to have questions answered regarding the Justice and Transition Center bond resolution and Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) determination resolution. The Legislature’s meetings can be viewed online.

For a complete schedule as well as more information on the External Advisory Group and the Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center project, click here.

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