Tompkins County
New York

Report or Discussion Item

Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD)
May 2018 Report


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Category:Routine Departmental Activities or StatisticsFunctions:Tcad

Meeting History

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

Ms. Dawson inquired about the recommendations of the Authorities Budget Office (ABO) draft audit report. Ms. McDaniel stated the recommendations included suggestions regarding timing and the submitting of reports, committee structure, budget approval, and other minor process items.

Ms. Champion and Ms. Koreman requested that the TCAD monthly report contain additional information in future months. Mr. Stamm stated the format of the report is aligned with the work plan but more information can be provided and also offered to have TCAD staff attend any local meetings for a general discussion about economic development.

Ms. Kelles thanked Mr. Stamm for the assistance he provided the Airport in the recent awarding of State funds for the Airport renovation project and asked him to provide a brief explanation as to the role he played in everything. Mr. Stamm stated he is Chair of the Air Service Board and along with other board members and TCAD staff there was recognition of the critical need for the Airport to this community and economic development in this community.

Ms. Kelles inquired about the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) program. Ms. Armstrong explained that the P-TECH school is currently being created for BOCES and there are about 30 other schools in the State; it will assist in preparing students for high-skill jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. Ms. Armstrong will provide additional information to Committee members following the meeting.