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New Council Convenes

…And Gets Good News

After a year of turmoil in City Hall, a newly elected Common Council (six of the eight members are new, plus a new mayor) convened tonight with good cheer and got good news: Jim Martin, a consultant with the LA Group, Saratoga Springs, who has been collecting information on downtown Oneonta, gave preliminary results and said "there is much to build on." Listening from left are Council members John Rafter, John Ficano (behind Martin), Russ Southat
After a year of turmoil in City Hall, a newly elected Common Council (six of the eight members are new, plus a new mayor) convened tonight with good cheer and got good news: Jim Martin, a consultant with the LA Group, Saratoga Springs, who has been collecting information on downtown Oneonta, gave preliminary results and said “there is much to build on.” Listening from left are Council members John Rafter, John Ficano (behind Martin), Russ Southard and Dana Levinson, City Clerk Nancy Powell, Mayor Gary Herzig, Acting City Manager Meg Hungerford, and Council members Michelle Osterhoudt, David Rissberger, Melissa Nicosia and Paul van der Sommen.  Seated in the front row is City Hall’s Community Development Director Bill Kerbin, who has been working with Martin on the survey.  Data collected will help develop a strategy of downtown redevelopment, to be unveiled in the spring.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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