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New York Community Greenworks, Request for Applications (RFA)

The Department of State (DOS) has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) under the NY Community Greenworks initiative for not-for-profit community-based organizations engaged in community redevelopment, workforce development, and/or community revitalization.  The RFA is available at the DOS website at https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/rfa-18-opd-52/NYS-Greenworks-RFA-Phase-FINAL.pdf and the State Contract Reporter at https://www.newyorkbids.us/new-york-bids/search.htm?gov%5B%5D=&keyword=community+greenworks&x=0&y=0   NY Community Greenworks will train several community organizations in effective community engagement, green-tech jobs, project development, green building/infrastructure, community revitalization and government funding strategies, ultimately resulting in a signature revitalization project in each community.  This train-the-trainer approach provides mentoring and technical assistance among peers who are facing very similar challenges and circumstances—such as blight, vacancy, disinvestment, and disproportionate environmental degradation.   DOS has contracted with PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) to provide training for up to six community-based organizations (“Green Leaders”) that are interested in learning, adapting and applying PUSH’s innovative approach to community engagement and community development in their own communities.  More specifically, Green Leaders will learn how to redevelop disadvantaged neighborhoods and transform them into energy-efficient, sustainable, equitable communities, with improved living conditions and a pathway for community members to secure employment in the green technology sector.  The training will produce a plan for a signature revitalization project in each community.   Please share this announcement with interested parties.  ...

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Town of Dryden Wins $1.5 Million Grant for Dryden Rail Trail

April 25, 2019   For Immediate Release   Town of Dryden Wins $1.5 Million Grant for Dryden Rail Trail   (Dryden, NY) The Town of Dryden received notice today that its application for $1.5 million for the Dryden Rail Trail has been awarded through the New York State Transportation Enhancement program.  Dryden was one of six successful applicants from the Southern Tier in this highly competitive program.   The funds will be used to construct a pedestrian bridge over Rt. 13 near the Rt. 366 intersection.   The pedestrian bridge over Rt. 13 is a vital component of the rail trail project.  It has stood out as the most challenging physical obstacle to completing the project.  The funding will also be used to finish three miles of trail surface with stone dust to ADA compliance.   “We’re thrilled with the award and pleased that the Governor sees what we see, this is game changer for the town of Dryden,” stated Supervisor Jason Liefer.   Todd Bittner, Task Force member and Natural Areas Director at the Cornell Botanic Gardens noted, “The State grant funding is indicative of the broad community support behind the development of the rail trail, which will help reduce commuter generated carbon emissions, enhance access to nature, and stimulate tourism and the local economy.”   Bitner played a key role in developing the grant application.   “The Rail Trail demonstrates...

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Town of Dryden Negotiates Additional Incentives for Town Residents to Go Solar

PRESS RELEASE- Town of Dryden Negotiates Additional Incentives for Town Residents to Go Solar Dryden, NY — Town of Dryden leaders are encouraging residents to take advantage of savings being offered to residents through community solar initiatives. Some offers are available on a limited-time basis and provide additional sign-up bonuses. “Dryden is taking the lead in going solar, which is good for the planet and the local economy,” stated Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer. “With solar projects moving forward, the town is reminding residents that we all stand to benefit from the increased tax base, as well as access to cheaper power.” The community solar assets in the town, soon to be in excess of 30 megawatts, are managed by Solar Farms New York. The projects represent the largest private sector investment in the town in decades. As the construction work has continued, Supervisor Leifer and Deputy Supervisor Dan Lamb have worked directly with Solar Farms New York to ensure that town residents make the most of this opportunity for cleaner, renewable electricity. According to Dan Lamb, “We wanted to do something special for our residents who welcomed solar into the community. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve negotiated a special arrangement with Solar Farms New York giving town residents, who become members, a better discount on their solar credits, as opposed to the company’s standard offer,” Lamb added....

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ATTENTION: Town Board Meeting Change of Time

Starting at February 14th’s Abstract and Agenda Meeting, Town Board Meetings will now start at 6:00PM, instead of 7:00PM. This evening’s Abstract and Agenda Meeting, however, will start as usual at 7:00PM, at the Dryden Town Hall (93 E. Main St. Dryden, NY 13053). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan McHugh at secretary@dryden.ny.us or by calling 607-844-8888 ext. 226 Tonight’s meeting agenda and documents can be found...

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Swift911 Alert System

The Town of Dryden participates in Tompkins County’s Swift 911 service.  There are two alert subscriptions of direct interest to Dryden residents:  the Town of Dryden subscription, offering general alerts related to the township and village; and the Borger Station blowdown alerts that notify residents of blowdown activity at Dominion Energy’s Borger Natural Gas Compressor Station on Ellis Hollow Creek Road.  Note: blowdowns occur when the Borger Station burns off natural gas to clear pipelines or compressor equipment as part of its regular maintenance or, if needed, for unscheduled events. It’s easy to sign up to receive these alerts, see registration options below.  Swift911 has a number of other local alerts that you can subscribe to, such as weather, road closures and public notices. You choose which alerts you would like to receive.  If you have any questions, or if you prefer to be added to the Swift911 service manually, call 607-266-2630. Subscription...

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