Honored to Host the First New York State Medal of Honor Parade

History was made on Saturday, July 21, in Carmel, when Veterans who served in the past, active Military personnel, newly sworn in recruits and supporting organizations, marched along Gleneida Avenue in the first New York State Medal of Honor Parade. I am grateful to...

Alexandrion Group to Establish Distillery in Putnam County

From the Hudson Valley News Network: The Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, will establish its first United States distillery in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Alexandrion Group will invest more than $40 million to renovate the new distillery in Putnam...

Road Repairs Begin Along Route 6 in Carmel

CARMEL, NY –  County Executive MaryEllen Odell is pleased to report that the milling and repaving of Route 6 in Carmel have begun. Paleen Construction of Somers has started on the New York State Department of Transportation project, which is expected to be done in two...

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Meet MaryEllen Odell

MaryEllen Odell is currently serving her second term as Putnam County Executive. Through her five years on the Putnam County Legislature and the past six years as County Executive, she has challenged the status quo while focusing on balancing her fiscal and social responsibilities to the people of Putnam County.

Being solution-oriented, MaryEllen makes things possible. Putnam County has the lowest tax bill of any of the 62 counties in New York State, while maintaining its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating. She has successfully been able to do this while keeping all six of her administration’s budgets under the NYS 2% tax cap, reducing the county’s long-term debt by 15% and eliminating the short-term debt that her administration inherited. Read More

Fiscal Accomplishments
Putnam County has the lowest tax bill, at 9%, of any of the 62 counties in NYS, which averages 23%. Maintained its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating for 6 years. All 6 of our budgets have been under the 2% tax cap. Reduced long-term debt by 15% since 2011, while investing in our aging infrastructure. Eliminated the short-term debt from past administrations. Paid off the $8.5 million NYS pension amortization early and saving the taxpayers $775,000 interest.
Economic Accomplishments
Putnam County Golf Course has been reinvigorated to be sustainable via public-private partnerships. Tilly Foster Farm is transformed into a tourist destination and educational institute through partnership with BOCES. Secured millions of dollars from NYS for Envision Brewster and the Danbury-Brewster sewer line, thereby initiating a commercial tax base, which is important to our fiscal stability.
Social Accomplishments
Putnam County taking on Big Pharma for monetary compensation for its fraudulent and negligent practices, which caused immeasurable harm to residents and taxpayers. Giving our Seniors the best in programs through the revitalization of the Carmel Friendship Center and the new construction of the Cold Spring Senior Center. Enhancing the Veterans Service Agency. It now has a full-time director and two NYS-certified service officers to assist more veterans receive the help they need. She has partnered with the Mental Health Association of Putnam County on the PFC. Joseph Dwyer Vet2Vet peer support program.

News from MaryEllen Odell

Odell Itemizes Property Tax Expenditures for Residents
Furthering her administration’s commitment to provide an open and transparent government, County Executive MaryEllen Odell has prepared an itemized list
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“Polar Vortex”
With the Artic freeze continuing to affect the Northeast, the Putnam County Court House experienced problems this morning.At approximately 8:00
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Putnam County Courthouse Sustains Water Damage
With the temperature throughout the area reaching record lows, a heating coil burst on the second floor of the Putnam
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Odell Joins Putnam Civil Air Patrol for Wreath Ceremony
CountyExecutiveMaryEllen Odell joined several members of Putnam County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (Putnam Mustangs) at noon on December 21
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Veterans Health Clinic Gets New Sign
County Executive MaryEllen Odell was among the several Putnam officials who gathered as a new, large and easy-to-see sign advertising
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More Cost-Free Upgrades at PutnamCounty Golf Course
Approximately two-thirds of the parking lot at Putnam County Golf Course has been paved bringing this year’s stately renovations at
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Six Putnam Projects Awarded State Economic Development Grants
A manufacturer of health and beauty products and two villages were among the six Putnam-based entities awarded funding yesterday in
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Legislature to Hear from STAR Experts at Sept. 3 Meeting
Odell Urges Residents Seek Update on Exemptions Representatives from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) will give a
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