Montgomery Village Preservation Committee and Medline Announce Community Benefit Agreement
More than five projects immediately proposed to improve Village of Montgomery Quality of Life
December 4, 2019
The Village of Montgomery Preservation Committee and Medline today announced an official Community Benefits Commitment agreement to fund community projects, volunteer organizations and local school district enhancement projects. The agreement will bring a number of new improvement projects to the Village as early as 2020.
Some of the initial projects selected for implementation by the Committee include:
- New playground equipment for the Montgomery Elementary School
- Kayak launch on the Walkill River at Canning Rd.
- Traffic and safety improvements, including crosswalks from State Route 17k to the elementary school
- Funding for local recreational leagues
- Enhancement and development of green space and improvements to existing Parks
All projects will be identified by the Committee and are anticipated to be implemented within the next 18 months.
“The Community Benefits agreement demonstrates that ongoing communication and compromise can serve as a model for village residents to work with larger companies looking to be an active part of our community,” said Randi Greene, founder of the Village Preservation Committee. “This is an opportunity for a company like Medline to be the good neighbor they’ve promised to be and an example of corporate citizenship to others looking to do business here. We shouldn’t have to choose between big business development and charming villages. If a large company is willing to be part of the community and participate in its heritage and growth, we can find a way to work together. It is very gratifying to know Medline is all in on the concept of improving and preserving all that we love about the Village of Montgomery.”
Medline, whose current Middletown distribution center is located in Orange County off US-6 in Wawayanda, is looking to move to a new location in the Town of Montgomery purchased from Aden Brook Farm. The agreement is conditional upon the facility moving to the proposed location.
“We’ve been part of this community for more than 15 years. Many of our employees grew up here, live here, send their kids to school here,” said Dmitry Dukhan, vice president of Global Real Estate for Medline. “We want this community to reap the benefits of Medline’s continued presence in Montgomery, both in terms of these types of improvements and the jobs we will retain and create.”
About The Village of Montgomery Preservation Committee
The Village of Montgomery Preservation Committee is an association of residents of the Village and Town of Montgomery brought together by the shared desire to preserve the local charm of the community while supporting opportunities for additional economic growth for local businesses and schools. The Committee’s stated mission is: Preserving the safety and charm of these villages while allowing for growth in the surrounding areas.
Medline is a healthcare company: a manufacturer, distributor and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Medline works with both the country’s largest healthcare systems and independent facilities across the continuum of care to provide the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the size of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-owned business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the long-term and rapidly respond with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 24,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 90 countries. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com.
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