(WBNG Binghamton) The Town of Union has set dates fore series of public meetings focusing on Housing, Parks and Recreation, Economic Revitalization, and Infrastructure. These meetings are part of a citizen participation effort known as The ReUNION Project 2020.
According to a news release:
This process is designed to engage town and village residents, businesses, and other stakeholders in the development of a Long Term Community Recovery Strategy (LTCRS) to address the devastating impacts of the September 2011 flood event.
According to Town Supervisor Rose Sotak, "Representatives from the Town Planning Department and River Street Planning, the Town's consultant for the project, will facilitate the discussions and answer questions about the recovery process". Town and village elected officials will also be invited to attend the meetings to hear about flood related concerns first hand.
Comments and suggestions can also be submitted through the project web page at Project 2020 - www.thereunionproject2020.com - by creating a log-in user name using an existing email, Facebook, or Twitter account.
The creation of the recovery plan is funded through grants from the New York State Department of State Environmental Protection Fund - Title 3 Smart Growth program and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program, The goal of the ITCRS is to prioritize future projects and investments to facilitate recovery efforts that will result in a stronger, more flood resistant community.
3111 East Main Street
Parks and Recreation
Endwell Fire Department
3508 Country Club Road
George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park Street
Johnson City Senior Center
30 Brocton Avenue