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RACOG Board Meeting – October 27, 2020


Remote Virtual Meeting

Contact Mickey Dietrich for meeting information at or (315) 681-5023.

Tuesday; October 27, 6:00pm


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes for 2/19/2020

III. Circuit Rider Report

V. New Business

  • a) Community Choice Aggregation Presentation
  • b) Discuss projects and/or issues for RACOG communities
  • c) Discussion on RACOG Economic Visioning Summit
  • d) Future speakers or presenters

VI. Adjournment

Next meeting: November 17, 2020 ?

LED Lighting Meeting – September 22, 2020

LED Lighting Meeting
Village of West Carthage Community Room
61 High St.
Carthage, NY
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This is a meeting for the communities to ask any questions they might have of the New York Power Authority and Wendel on their design studies.

LED Lighting Meeting

On January 29, 2020, there was an update given to the 16 municipalities that are looking into going with the New York Power Authority for their street light conversion to LEDs. An update of the project was given by Kevin Luteran (NY Power Authority), Ilya Kholodenko (NY Power Authority), and Kurt Blemel (Wendel Consulting). Currently, the goal is to have the 90% design done by April for review and for construction to start July 2020.

The group of 16 municipalities received about $291,000 through a grant with the NYS Department of State Local Government Efficiency Grant program. This grant was for smart controls on the LED street lighting. The group of 16 municipalities are the towns of Adams, Champion, Denmark, Lyme, Martinsburg, Wilna, and the village of Adams, Carthage, Castorland, Copenhagen, Croghan, Deferiet, Lowville, Lyons Falls, Sackets Harbor, and West Carthage.

Walkable Communities


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 if interested in participating