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Vacant Schenectady ethics board puts decision on hold for home rehab grant

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A home-improvement grant that has been languishing for nearly two years because Schenectady does not have an ethics board may soon finally be considered. The ethics board needs to rule on whether Councilwoman Marion Porterfield’s mother can have a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant. The only problem: no one has been appointed to sit on the board. After much delay, the board may finally be filled later this month. The grant is ...

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January 13, 2013
12:12 p.m.

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Daily: why dont you print the details of what you are trying to expose as a letter to the editor in the TimesUnion or other papers and internet media. Readers of the Gazette most likely read other newspapers etc...

As far as this grant for Home Improvement goes- no one person should be getting $60,000 to repair a home is outrageous!! - The City Council needs to fix/ expand the program to include grants to HUNDREDS of homes in need of repair to see any significant improvement in the City overall. a handful of homes is not going to cut it. Give hundreds of people smaller grants of $500 - $2500 max for exterior improvements - roof, windows, porches- for max benefit to more taxpayers!