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RACOG Board Meeting – October 22, 2019

RIVER AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

Village of Carthage, 120 S. Mechanic St, Carthage, NY

Tuesday; October 22, 2019 6:00pm

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes for September 17, 2019

III. Reports

  • Circuit Rider – M. Dietrich

IV. Presentations

  • LED Update, Climate Smart Communities, Community Choice Aggregation — Jessica Waldorf, NYPA
  • RACOG Resource Management Plan — Jeong Park, Fort Drum Intern, RACOG

V. New Business

  • Fort Drum Interns — Erik Labitoria (New) and Jeong Park (Will be done October 25th)
  • Adopt changes to IMA to include villages of Castorland and Copenhagen
  • Potential Vision Plan (Highlighting existing and potential projects in the region.)

VI. Adjournment

September 17, 2019 Board Meeting: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

At the September 17, 2019 RACOG board meeting, Tracy Gyoerkoe (Director of Career and Technical Education),  Joanna Witt (Principal Bohlen Tech Center), and Paul Mooney (Principal Howard G. Sackett Technical Center) had discussions with the board about potential community projects that students could work on. A lot of the project ideas discussed came from the walk audits that were done in May 2019. Also at this meeting, Mickey Dietrich the RACOG Municipal Management Consultant, along with Jeong Park the RACOG intern, passed out drafts of the Black River navigation report and a rough draft of the RACOG resource management plan.

Walkable Communities

BUILDING A MORE WALKABLE GREATER CARTHAGE AREA

A walk audit will be facilitated by Walkable Communities expert Mark Fenton for an interdisciplinary group of community stakeholders.

Agenda will includes:

  • 30 minute introductions and short presentation
  • 1½ hour “Walkabout” the community/Walk Audit
  • 30 minute follow-up discussion

Goals for the walk audit include:

  • Education. Guides people to experience and assess the physical activity of an area, not just look at it theoretically.
  • Inspiration. Helps leaders and policy makers to explore what could be possible.
  • Practical planning. Outstanding way to get community stakeholders actively involved in project or policy development, valuing each person’s input.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who can influence or is affected by the built environment: Elected and appointed officials, planning and zoning officials, school board members, planners, highway and public works, engineers, architects and landscape architects, public health and safety, school officials, parents, children, elderly, and people with disabilities.

May 15, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
Please arrive by 12:30 pm for registration
Champion Municipal Building, 10 North Broad Street, Carthage, NY (parking in rear)
Contact Jean Waterbury at (315) 785-2606 or jean@tughill.org if interested in participating