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July 10, 2013

Mayor to address town board

Oneonta Dick Miller will present ideas about local economic development and collaborative efforts to the Oneonta Town Board tonight.

The meeting will be in Town Hall in West Oneonta at 7:30 p.m.

Supervisor Robert Wood invited Miller to address the board in a recent exchange of correspondence regarding shared services between the town and city, plus other issues.

Meanwhile, the Otsego County Industrial Development Agency is taking steps to replace Carolyn Lewis, its executive director who also is the county’s economic developer. She is resigning Aug. 9 to spend more time raising her three children.

IDA members have been considering a public-private partnership to oversee economic development.

Miller has proposed forming a local development corporation with a broad membership including public and private entities.

Also tonight, the Oneonta Town Board will consider committee reports and personnel and other business, including an update on a proposed Southside Water District. 

Wood said he will address the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee of the Otsego County Board of Representatives on Thursday regarding support for establishing a water district on Oneonta’s Southside.

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