Otsego Now town halls

Otsego Now town halls

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 12:57 AM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2019 12:57 AM

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meeting tonight in oneonta. and we're told this is one of the many forums planned county wide. newschannel 2's caitlin irla is in oneonta with more. --caitlin. don the ceo for otsego now says he decided to start these tours all around otse coty to give coty wide dates on rategies for economic development.last night he was in hartwick speaking with college students and tonight he was at oneonta town hall to speak with residents in oneonta. some concerns raised were jobs, enery, and housing. oneonta residents had a chance to give feedback and hear about the projectshat are happening in their community. zakrevsky ss he started his series of town hall tours in oneonta because there have been some enviromental concerns about projects being worked on. one of those projects being the rail yards. "there's been a number of concerns whether the site was, whether there s been eugh envirmental testing done on the site." another enviromental concern is energy. "what they want to see is controlled and environmentally sensitive development." housing is another topic being discussed. zakrevsky says there hasnt been any new housing built in the area in about 10 years. he also talked briefly about jobs and about the big projects happening this year. " people. our biggest projects are to continueorng withorning enterprises on their 11 million dollar expaion, wve also add this yea solar projt that isoing tobe built on their properties. we're in the process of working with custom electronics to see that their expansion goes through. they're doing a 2 million dollar expansion. their employment will go up to about 125 whicis a signicant number for o county." tag- now his next meetings are not set in stone yet but he tells me that he does plan on visiting the town of maryland, cooperstown, and richfield springs. reportinin oneonta caitlin irla news channel 2 tractor supply company in frankfort
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