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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Memorial Concert ‘Musical Moods’

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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/

Comprehensive Steering Committee Revises Vision Statement

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Revises Vision Statement

Oneonta resident Al Rubin, a member of Oneonta’s Comprehensive Master Plan Revision Committee, discusses the wording of the current vision statement, which appears at the beginning of the comprehensive plan. Rubin is the chair of the steering committee tasked with creating the comprehensive plan.  At right is committee member Seth Clark. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to AllOTSEGO.com

LEAF Director Julie Dostal reads the revised vision.

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.

‘Authentically Oneonta’ Committee Appointed

‘Authentically Oneonta’

Committee Appointed

Blue-Ribbon Team To Develop $10M Plan

oneonta-city-sealONEONTA – Mayor Gary Herzig has announced a blue-ribbon panel of some of the city’s top community leaders to plan how to best spend Governor Cuomo’s $10 million downtown revitalization grant received in July to help implement the “food hub” concept on Market Street.

Herzig will co-chair the “Authentically Oneonta” steering committee with Ken Meier of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Commission, and yesterday announced the following committee members:

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