FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Odell Accepts Transfer of Veteran’s Van


MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001

July 26, 2013

Odell Accepts Transfer of Veteran’s Van

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell accepted the transfer of an Office for the Aging handicapped accessible van into the County’s transportation fleet this morning.

The vehicle, known as the Veteran’s Van, was obtained by the OFA through a grant they received last year. Thanks to the joint efforts made by several County agencies and following the final recommendation of the Transportation Task Force, it was determined that the County could extend the hours of use making it more readily accessible to Putnam veterans. 

The van can be utilized at all times,” said Odell. “Certainly for transporting them to their medical appointments at the VA Centers in Montrose and Castle Point, but for other needs as well. It is a pleasure for me to join Pat (Sheehy), Karl (Rohde), Mike (Bartolotti) and Vinny (Tamagna) in improving and enhancing mobility for our wonderful veterans.”

veterans van press release

CAPTION: Pictured from left to right are Legislator Roger Gross (R-Southeast), Legislator Carl Albano (R-Carmel), Deputy County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County Chambers of Commerce President Bill Nulk, Transportation Task Force Chairman Vincent Tamagna, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Office for the Aging Director Pat Sheehy, Veterans Service Agency Director Karl Rohde and Assemblyman Steve Katz (R-Mohegan Lake).  Photo by N. DePerno