Advertisement
 
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Share your input for your community

Friday, February 21, 2014 - Updated: 8:18 AM

When's the last time you had a say in how best to spend $3 million?

Outside of dreaming about how you'd spend your lottery winnings, the opportunity does not present itself very often.

Which is why we suggest you spend some time Saturday -- from 10 a.m. to noon -- at the Creative Connections Art Center in Amsterdam, where representatives from the New York Rising Communities Reconstruc-tion Program will host an informal public input session.

The topic: How would $3 million best be used to rebuild the city of Amsterdam, the town of Amsterdam, and the town of Florida in this post-tropical storm era.

The forum is open to residents of the three local communities, which are each eligible for money from the Community Development Block Grant program.

New York Rising was formed by the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the wake of tropical storms Irene and Lee and Hurricane Sandy.

You can show up any time during the two hours and speak with committee members from the three communities. There will be project maps available for viewing, so you will have something to reference when sharing your opinions.

Among the ideas on the table are the repair of a retaining wall along Dove Creek, cleaning out the lower Chuctanunda Creek, installing generators in schools to create emergency shelters, and creating new space for flood control devices. All worthy ideas.

The money is available, the work is necessary, and the weather will not be controlled. We have a chance to better deal with and respond to disasters like the one that tore through the west end of the city, as well as Guy Park Manor, in 2011.

We live on a river; rising and fast-moving water is always going to be a concern.

Let us not allow our status as a Rising Community get washed away when the next storm hits.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Sheriff's divers find body of Sacandaga fisherman
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Manufacturing plant to close in Hagaman
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Burglaries in Amsterdam are under investigation
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Day care moving into Amsterdam
    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Candidate petitions ruled invalid
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Police report
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    'Jungle Jim' hits the ground running
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Goat thieves get prison, jail terms
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Letter to the editor
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Main Street
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook