An open house to discuss the Community Reconstruction Plan being created by local Schoharie stakeholders through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program is scheduled for Thursday. The meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schoharie Town Hall at 300 Main St. in Schoharie.
According to a media release, the communities of the town of Esperance, and villages of Esperance, Middleburgh and Schoharie, are working together on this effort and will produce a plan that addresses needs specific to each community and for the Schoharie Valley region as well.
The release states, “The plan will help further our vision to rebuild our communities, revitalize our local economies, and help protect them from future storms. We invite you to bring your ideas to the table as we review and discuss the draft plan. Up to $12 million dollars is available to us for the reconstruction projects that we identify in the plan. Projects and strategies in the plan are currently being developed by a representative group of residents, local business owners, and members of organizations in your community. Come add your voice to the group with your vision for the future! We want your ideas!”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising initiative created committees in flood-damaged communities across the state to coordinate long-term recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy and tropical storms Irene and Lee.
SALT Executive Director Sarah Goodrich and SALT board member and executive director of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Georgia Van Dyke co-chair the NY Rising CRP. For more information about the public meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the SALT office at (518) 702-5017. Information about SALT, the Schoharie Area Long-Term recovery organization, is also available at saltrecovery.org.