DOLGEVILLE, NY- The Village of Dolgeville was selected by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to receive a $2.25 million award from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul through the NY Forward (NYF) program. Investment from this program will allow Dolgeville to develop a Strategic Investment Plan and implement key catalytic projects to advance a community vision for downtown improvements. Projects selected for funding by the state will transform the community and support a vibrant local economy.
The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is co-chaired by Mayor Mary Puznowski and REDC Member Dr. Renee Shevat and consists of thirteen other members representing a diverse array of the Dolgeville community. Their first meeting will be held on May 31, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Bassett Health Care Center Community Room, 36 Slawson Ave, Dolgeville, NY 13329, and is open to the public. The seven-month process to develop the Strategic Investment Plan will include two separate Community Meetings to gather input from Village residents and at least one additional outreach session that is to be determined.
NY Forward was launched in 2022 to support a more equitable downtown recovery for New York State’s smaller communities, with a focus on hamlets, villages, and neighborhood-scale commercial centers. NY Forward is led by the Department of State, in close partnership with Empire State Development, Homes and Community Renewal, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. For more information, please visit https://www.ny.gov/programs/ny-forward.
God Bless Kathy Hochul and the work of the NY Forward (NYF) Committee. In keeping with the Governor’s commitment to NYS energy initiatives I would recommend. The Dolgeville Local Planning Commission (DLPC) explore utilizing these monies toward the construction of a Zeppelin Mooring Site (ZMS). Canadian Prime Minister Treaudeau has initiated a major Zeppelin building initiative but these zeppelins do need a place to fill up with hot air as they make there way South. This could be a win – win!
Similar to the proposed projects in Little Falls, more transparency is needed around these projects. Specifically, the ownership interests in the buildings and underlying property needs to be disclosed.