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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Consolidated Plan focus groups

Three public focus groups have been scheduled centered on the city’s preparation of its 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan.

The plan, which will describe the city’s five-year goals and objectives for the use of federal grant money, must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this year.

The money applied for each year includes Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership funding, and Emergency Shelter Grant funds.

The plan is also the first step in a process Mayor Harry Tutunjian announced earlier this year to steer more than $6 million in CDBG funding toward improvements in the south Troy and North Central neighborhoods.

The meetings will be held April 29 at the Polish American Club, located at 507 First St., May 6 at the North Central police substation, located at 3100 Sixth Ave., and May 20 at the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, located at 505 Fourth Ave. All of the meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Residents with any questions can contact Timothy Mattice in the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development at 270-4476.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the city is going to spend Millions of dollars more in the north central and south troy area again. The people on the east side ( side streets ) have NEVER had new sidwalks or the facades repaired. There are many people (Rpi students as well as Troy High students and TAX Payers) who can not even walk around due to the deplorable condition of the sidewalks. Walk around 14th, 13th streets and dont forget the mess on Congress st at the old Industrial tool and Die. Lets spread around the improvements, as I recall have we not put considerable amounts of money into 5th,6th ave and such years ago, new doors on homes painted buildings and yes sidewalks. I know there has not been any work on parts of 14th street in over 50 years. Stimulate us for a change. We are tax payers also.

April 20, 2009 at 3:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm what part of south Troy are you talking about? Little is done in the area of the historic canal street. Remember this runs into the Hudson River.
Does any one remember the lower end by the river is a potential flood zone for 1st, 2nd and 3rd the Hudson back flows into this canal.
There is vacant, debris ridden lots on the corners, along with all the rodents who reside in the nooks and crannies. Why can't these be cleaned up, a few benches for neighbors to gather and talk.
there is many senior citizens who love a nice place to sit.

April 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM 

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