Monday, December 17, 2007

Report on SCIG Town Hall Meeting of December 6th


Assemblyman Peter Lopez Supports Projects; Next Town Hall Meeting Is January 3

Sidney Center, NY - December 17 - At its Town Hall meeting on
December 6 at the Fire Hall, The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) has made progress in receiving increasing support from various key constituencies in regards to flooding and water issues for the hamlet.

Assemblyman Peter Lopez joined Wink Hastings from the National Park Service and head of Carr's Creek/Willow Brook Watershed project plus Terry Deuel, Environmental Facilities Corporation as well a specialists from Delaware County Soil and Water who presented a compelling study that clearly showed that the town does not have effective means for managing wastewater.

"A broad range of important issues were covered during the meeting. As the Assembly representative for the community, my goal is to provide tools and insight that can aid the community in achieving its objectives." noted Assemblyman Pete Lopez. "My encouragement to the Sidney Center Improvement Group is that they stay close to their friends and neighbors in the hamlet, share information and encourage grass roots decision-making. Working together I'm sure we can make a positive difference."

Other guests in attendance were Bob Pierce from the Dept. of
Health, Town of Sidney Supervisor Joe Maddalone, Marlene Wilklow,
supervisor of Sidney Planning Board and Scotty Gladstone of the Delaware County Soil and Water District. Overall there were 40 individuals in attendance including a senior representative from the Boy Scouts.

About SCIG
A community activist group in Sidney Center, New York, created in 2005 to deal with a host of issues to improve the hamlet and surrounding areas, such as flood damage and prevention, property taxes, water quality, beautification, and other quality-of-life issues.

For more information about SCIG please visit our community blog -

CONTACT: Joe Lally at 607-437-9656

About S.C.I.G.

Sidney Center, New York, United States
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization based in Sidney Center, NY. The small Hamlet of Sidney Center - like many upstate NY towns, villages, and hamlets, has had it’s fair share of challenges over the years. However, thanks to a group of dedicated residents who gathered for a visioning meeting in 2006, SCIG is now a thriving community group who's sole purpose is increasing the quality of life for all who live in Sidney Center and for future generations.