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...

Governor Cuomo and County Executive Odell Survey Storm Damage in Putnam County

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell led Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state representatives through the storm-ravaged areas in Putnam Valley to show the damage incurred from the Tuesday evening’s storms that left a trail of destruction...

BUILDING TRADES UNION ENDORSES ODELL FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE

COLD SPRING, NY – Edward Doyle, President of the Westchester-Putnam Building and Construction Trades Council, endorsed Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell for re-election as the two met and walked with tradesmen through the Friendship Center in Philipstown project...

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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

PHOTOS: Thank you for coming to the Wine and Dine Paint Party
Thank you to everyone who came out to support MaryEllen at the Wine and Dine Paint Party at Tillys’ Table
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Putnam County honored for financial reporting
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Putnam County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for
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Putnam Health Dept. Wins $55,000 Award from NYSDOH
BREWSTER, NY- The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) has been awarded a total of $55,000 through a competitive, state-wide
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From The Putnam Examiner: Costco Coming to Patterson Crossing
From The Putnam Examiner: https://www.theexaminernews.com/costco-absolutely-committed-to-patterson-crossing-site/ Costco made it clear last Monday that it’s coming to the Town of Patterson no matter
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Putnam County Executive Odell Signs Opioid Lawsuit Resolution
CARMEL, NY – Surrounded by county officials, state representatives and local community leaders, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed the
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Putnam County awarded $1.147 million for Danbury-Brewster sewer project
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that the Danbury-Brewster sewer project has been awarded $1.147 million in
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Drewville Road Bridge Reopened
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announces the reopening of the Drewville Road Bridge in Carmel. The New
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Putnam Accepting Applications for 2018 PILOT Program Student Internship Program
Carmel, NY – Putnam County students can apply for paid and unpaid summer internships in county government through the Putnam
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