HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “Musical Moods – Meditative to Manic” with Timothy Perry and Margaret (Pej) Reitz, performing on clarinet and piano. Free, open to public. RM 201 Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3419.
BOOK CLUB – 6 – 7 p.m. Discuss novel ‘Eleni’ by Nicholas Gage. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
By PARKER FISH • Special to AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – The city’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee agreed nothing should be left to interpretation in new plan: It met for an hour tonight to simply re-word the vision statement.
The vision statement summarizes the characteristics of the city, and what the future should be. In essence, the vision statement summarizes the entire comprehensive plans in a few short sentences.
“In my line of work, this is what we would call a mission statement, rather than a vision statement,” said LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal, committee member.
ONEONTA – Bike trails, a candy shop, blade signs and more winter recreation were all suggestions made during the Comprehensive Plan committee’s open house in the CANO galleries at the Wilber Mansion earlier this evening.
“To build a good community, we need input from everyone,” said Ethan Gaddy, an Elan Planning community planner. “This sort of forum works because it’s a non-threatening way to make your voice heard without having to stand up in a meeting or fill out a form online.”
By LIBBY CUDMORE
Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Council member Russ Southard, Sixth Ward, Greater Oneonta Historical Society Executive Director Bob Brzozowski, developer Seth Clark and Destination Oneonta’s Rachel Jessup were all named this evening to the Steering Committee to update the city’s comprehensive master plan.
“This is the group that will facilitate the update to the 2007 comprehensive plan, incorporating the City’s vision, addressing the railyards and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative,” said Mayor Gary Herzig.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 28
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CONCERT – 9 p.m. Rudy Currance. Hunt Union Waterfront, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org, (607)436-3730, or CLICK HERE.
3D DESIGN – 6 p.m. Create your own holiday themed cookie cutter. Optional 3D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/3d-printing
PUBLIC HEARING – 7 p.m. Public hearing on Cooperstown Comprehensive Plan. Village Hall, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Copies of the plan can be reviewed at the Village office, cooperstownny.org/residents/
COOPERSTOWN – An update of the village Comprehensive Master Plan, begun in the summer of 2014, is heading toward completion, with another round of public input sought at a Community Open House 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the fire hall on Chestnut Street.
That day, interested citizens, from the village and beyond, are encouraged to stop by and review the plan’s Visions, Goals and Recommendations that will be displayed on easels. Attendees will be provided with pens, markers and Post-It notes to comment on the plan.
Cooperstown Village Board, IDA Plan
Citizen-Based Vision For Community
Editor’s Note: This article is republished from this week’s Freeman’s Journal, now on newsstands.
By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com
COOPERSTOWN – The future of Cooperstown may include offices, restaurants and hotels around Railroad Avenue, a green swath leading through what is now a parking lot to historic Doubleday Field, and a vibrant waterfront, part of seven redevelopment nodes being considered by the village’s Economic Sustainability Committee and the county Industrial Development Agency.
Whether it does – or another vision emerges – will grow out of a “Comprehensive Plan & Economic Development Revitalization Strategy” to be launched perhaps as soon as August, funded by $28,000 in IDA funding and, it is hoped, a $90,000 CFA – an economic development grant – being sought through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Commission. The grant application was part of the round submitted Monday, June 16.
The idea of a plan and strategy emerged from discussions over the past few months among Mayor Jeff Katz, Trustees Lou Allstadt and Cindy Falk on the Village Board’s Economic Sustainability Committee, and Sandy Mathes, IDA president and “single point of contact” for economic development in the county.