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Peekskill Nonprofit Takes Blame For Councilwoman's Grant Controversy

Councilwoman Drew Claxton, saying that it failed to properly inform her of certain requirements when she, and her son, applied for a grant, according to a report in theexaminernews.com.
Councilwoman Drew Claxton, saying that it failed to properly inform her of certain requirements when she, and her son, applied for a grant, according to a report in theexaminernews.com. Photo Credit: PDCC

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill’s Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton, is the victim of apparent bureaucratic bungling, admits a local housing nonprofit, according to a report in theexaminernews.com.

The longtime councilwoman, and her family, have been at the center of a storm over a grant they received to fix up a house on Fremont Street, according to theexaminernews.com.

Saying it was an unfortunate oversight on the agency’s part, one of the directors of The Preservation Company, told theexaminernews.com that Claxton should have been made aware that, as an elected official, she needed a waiver to apply for funding, but was not.

To read theexaminernews.com story, click here.

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