9/20/22 Board Report

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The Village will be finalizing it submission for the NYS Downtown Revitalization Application later this month. The public information meeting that was held on September 13, 2022 regarding the application was very well attended with over 50 residents there and more on zoom.  There was a great exchange of ideas after my Business Project Improvement presentation.  To date, the Village has also received tremendous feedback on the initiative with over 950 responses to the survey.  The survey results reveal some really great ideas.  The Village will be reviewing all of the responses and incorporating the feedback into the application process. Thank you to all of the residents, businesses, Deputy Mayor Pombonyo and Building Superintendent Renee Marcus for all of their hard work on this so far. The grant would be for $10mm to improve the downtowns and the Village will continue to apply until we win!

Please share this information with your neighbors.  I always encourage people to attend the Civic Association Meetings which are held on Thursday nights.  I recently attended the North End Civic Association meeting with Trustee Stewart and it was a good way for us to share and receive information – there is a lot going on and a lot to absorb.

Communications

As reported at the last meeting, the Village E-mail blast and online E-news are key communication channels that we are using for the Mayor & Board of Trustees to keep residents, businesses and the public updated on current news in the Village. Over 3,000 residents have subscribed for notifications. To sign up for personal notifications individuals can visit the Village website: fpvillage.org, click on Quick Links: Important Notifications. The direct link is: https://fpvillage.org/notifications/.