Tompkins County
New York

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Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability's Report


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Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Borgella introduced and provided a brief background of Darby Kiley and David West as the two newest Planners in the Planning and Sustainability Department. She stated Ms. Kiley‘s focus will be in the area of energy and water resources and Mr. West’s will be in the area of housing. She explained that there is one additional position of Business Energy Navigator that will be filled next week by Andrea Aguirre. Ms. Borgella also explained that the Deputy Commissioner will be out on medical leave beginning May 31st.

In addition, Ms. Borgella stated her office now has a fully executed agreement with Clean Energies and next month she plans on providing information to the Committee regarding the Habitat Connectivity Strategy and the Outdoor Recreation Tourism Strategy.

Ms. Borgella announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission Grant applications have been released and workshops have been scheduled for June 5th in Oneonta and June 6th at Hope Lake Lodge, Cortland. She highly encourages anyone planning on applying for those grants to attend one of the workshops. Ms. Kelles inquired as to who has applied in the past. Ms. Borgella said Ground Swell applied last year and Martha Armstrong, through TCAD, applied and was awarded a grant.