TRIBUTE – 8 p.m. One of Nations top Eagles tribute band ‘The Eagles Experience’ presents evening of Eagles greatest hits & fun. General Admission, $20. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
COOPERSTOWN – The Village Board is planning at public hearing at 7 p.m. today on whether to erect a four-way stop sign at Glen Avenue (Route 28), the village’s northern gateway, and Grove Street. The hearing will be at 22 Main St., the Village Hall.
The move is proposed by Trustee Richard Sternberg, who chairs the trustees’ Public Safety Committee, who said there have been three accidents there in the past year. “This is a significant problem,” he said.
COOPERSTOWN – “How big are they?” asked the dimunitive Merrilyn O’Connell on learning computerized trash cans to be installed in downtown Cooperstown this summer will have to be attached to the sidewalk to erase any chance they will fall over on someone.
Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch sought to reassure O’Connell – it seems they aren’t as tall as Deputy Mayor Cindy Falk – during the first of two public briefings in Village Hall’s Ballroom this evening, dealing with the final $2.2 million pieces of a multi-year upgrade to the Main Street neighborhood. Work began this week. (A second briefing dealt with $5.8 million in Doubleday Field renovations.)
COOPERSTOWN – The culmination of a two-year study designed to bring department-head and county-rep salaries into line will be presented this evening at the public hearing on Otsego County’s 2019 budget.
The public hearing will be at 6 p.m. in the county courthouse on upper Main Street, Cooperstown.
The salary plan, developed by averaging maximum-minimum salaries in 16 similar Upstate counties, would increase what are called M&C salaries (for managerial and confidential employees) by 20 percent.
OTEGO – At its first public meeting since the June 30 deadline for RFPs, the Unatego Central school board last night agreed in front of a packed crowd to hold a public hearing on three perspective buyers for the former Otego Elementary School building at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.
The school board may choose a buyer that evening.
Each applicant will be given 15 minutes to discuss their plans for the building. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of questions from the public before voting.
After initially sending out a request for proposals, the board received three proposals for the building from:
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. CGP Students present “Listen to Everyone”, using oral history recordings with the aged. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call Karen Cadwalader 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
TABLET TALK – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Bring questions about your tablet and find the answers with the group. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
COOPERSTOWN – By a 6-1 vote, the Village Board a few minute ago approved a special permit for CVS’ drive-thru pharmacy, but with at least a dozen conditions, ranging from a detailed traffic study, to interior and exterior lighting safeguards, to ensuring safe access to Badger Park.
“I believe we kind of covered everything everyone addressed,” Mayor Jeff Katz said after the vote, addressing two dozen members of the public who attended the public hearing on the project.
The conditions – the motion, running a page and a half single space, had been prepared in advance of the hearing and public input – will require CVS to appear again before the Village Board to show they have been met, and another vote by the trustees at that time.
COOPERSTOWN – A public hearing on a special permit required for CVS to build a 9,000-square-foot drive-thru pharmacy on the Cooperstown Motel site at Chestnut and Beaver will be convened at 6 p.m. today at 22 Main.