The Village of Middleburgh took another step towards helping the damaged businesses of the community. $3,300 from the Village Relief Fund was approved for disbursement by the Board at the July meeting. Mayor Avitabile's plan was announced at the Commerce Association's reorganizational meeting on June 26th. The program aids eleven businesses not included in the first payments in December. Then-Trustee Avitabile formed the fund in the aftermath of the flood that has dispersed about $20,000 to almost 70 flood victims. Former Trustee Butch Ingraham helped with the first round of payments while current Trustee Sheryl Adams has helped with coordinating with the businesses.
The Village has about $6,000 left in its fund that may be used for various relief purposes, including work on a grocery store or co-op.