Binghamton looks for public input on federal grants

By Perry Russom

Binghamton looks for public input on federal grants

May 13, 2014 Updated May 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton is looking to spend more than $2 million in federal grants next year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Money is always shrinking, unfortunately," said Marty Doorey, chairman of the Community Development Advisory Committee. "(The) needs are always rising, so it's important that we get good direction from the public."

Tuesday night, they turned to the public to see how the money should be divided among local organizations.

Some of the plans could range from demolition of blighted properties, to code enforcement, to crime prevention.

The projects that are accepted will be carried out in the next calendar year.

"The needs are great out there," said Doorey. "The funds are slowly declining and we have to make sure that every dollar is spent wisely."

The public can email in their comments to the city until the beginning of June to Jennifer Taylor at jmtaylor@cityofbinghamton.com.

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