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Notice of Special Village Board Meeting
There will a SPECIAL MEETING of the Johnson City Village Board as follows:
7:00pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The meetings will be held in the 1st floor training room at Village Hall, 243 Main Street.
The Village Board will be holding discussions on the Village’s 2015-16 budget and any other issues that may properly come before the board in a regular session.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DROP-OFF EVENT
Senior Centers around Broome County will hold prescription medication drop-off events this April as part of an effort to promote a safer community. Residents will be able to properly dispose of unwanted medications at one of five senior center drop-off points on certain days throughout the month. No questions will be asked of those who participate, according to the county Office for Aging.
The schedule of drop-off events is as follows:
• April 28, 11:30 a.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton St. in Johnson City.
Each drop-off event is expected to run an hour to 90 minutes. The Office for Aging is partnering with the Broome County Sheriff’s Office to sponsor the events. Prescription drop boxes can also be found year-round in the lobbies of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on Lt. VanWinkle Drive and the Broome County Office Building on Hawley Street.
YARDWASTE COLLECTION RESUMES
Weekly Yardwaste Collection in the Village of Johnson City resumed on Monday, April 6, 2015.
COLLECTED MONDAYS VILLAGE WIDE (unless affected by a holiday)
Residents are reminder of the following rules regarding yardwaste.
- Limit is 9 items of yardwaste per building lot.
- Leaves and grass clippings must be placed in covered cans or untied bags weighing no more than 50 pounds. Cans are preferred. Grass tends to stick inside the bags and the bags end up being blown by the wind throughout the Village.
- All brush must be securely bundled, no longer than 6 feet, easily handled by one person and no limbs larger than 3 inches in diameter.
- Garbage cannot be mixed with yardwaste.
- Yardwaste cannot be placed at the curb earlier than 24 hours prior to regular pickup on Monday mornings.
Broome County Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Click below to view the Healthy Neighborhoods Program Brochure
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a FREE program committed to creating healthier neighborhoods one home at a time by reducing environmental health and safety issues in the home.
HNP provides in-home safety surveys and safety supplies for residents that live in the targeted areas:
13903 (Binghamton) - North boundary is Susquehanna River, South to the Town of Binghamton line, East to Sandy Beach and West to Mill St.
13790 (Johnson City) - North boundary is the railroad tracks closest to Route 17, South to Floral Ave., East to Floral Ave. intersection with Main St. and West to Riverside Dr.
HNP will address environmental health and safety issues on: asthma control, carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, fire and burn safety prevention, childhood lead poisoning prevention, residential injuries (falls, poisonings), smoke cessation, housing and property maintenance, effects of radon, mold control & pest control
For more information or to schedule your home safety survey today call 778-2847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT
Please click below to read a document from the NYS Department of Public Service seeking public input on an energy modernization initiative which will transform the way electricity of distributed and used in NYS.
NYS ROUTE 201 Pavement Improvement Project
Please click below to read a letter from the NYS DOT regarding an upcoming pavement improvement project on NYS Rt. 201 between Grand Avenue and the Susquehanna River Bridge.
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY ANNOUNCES $950,000 INVESTMENT
IN JOHNSON CITY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The project aims to improve flood protection for the Village, located in Broome County
New York, NY (November 12, 2014) – The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) today announced a $950,000 project that aims to repair damaged infrastructure and improve stormwater management for the Village of Johnson City. The project, which was developed by the Broome NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Planning Committee, seeks to address erosion caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The effort will replace a damaged concrete-encased sewer main, which if compromised, could release untreated effluent into the creek– and ultimately– into the Finch Hollow Stormwater Retention Facility 1. The initiative will also rehabilitate approximately 3,500 feet of drainage ditch to eliminate erosion at 50 residential properties and increase holding capacity of the retention facility. The drainage ditch is located to the east of and parallel to Anna Maria Drive.
“The Anna Maria Drive Ditch Stormwater Management Project will serve to mitigate risks to the Village of Johnson City, while demonstrating the tremendous promise of proposals generated through the Community Reconstruction Program,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. “When we first developed the program, we did so with the belief that locally-oriented strategies are our best path toward a more resilient future. We are seeing the process work in a great and effective way.”
As an incorporated village within the Town of Union, Johnson City is located just west of Binghamton and north of the Susquehanna River. In 2011, back-to-back storms Lee and Irene caused severe damage to the region, contributing to widespread flooding of the Susquehanna, which runs through three states and measures 464-miles-long. With Lee delivering the hardest punch, Broome County was saturated with 12 inches of rain during what has been identified as the worst flood in the history of the Southern Tier. The river crested up to four feet higher than the previous record, and for the first time, overtopped levees and floodwalls. Numerous roads were impassible or entirely washed out, stormwater and sewer utility systems were overloaded, damaging pump systems or causing total failure. In total, Irene and Lee destroyed 229 homes, damaged more than 9,000 homes and caused approximately $502.8 million in property damage in Broome County. The NYS Office of Emergency Services estimates that 24,000 people were evacuated from the region, with 2,000 individuals receiving temporary shelter for up to 15 days. Over an eight-month period following the storms, Broome County was one of 50 communities (representing more than 100 localities) to participate in the State’s $650 million NYRCR Program. Managed by GOSR, NYRCR is a grassroots planning and implementation process that strives to empower storm-impacted communities to rebuild, while becoming stronger and more resilient. Altogether, more than 500 participants serve on NYRCR Committees throughout the State, having proposed approximately 600 projects with an aggregate cost of more than $800 million. Each participating community was allocated between $3 million and $25 million to implement eligible projects that incorporate and capitalize on local needs, strengths, and challenges. This past summer, New York State launched “Round 2” of the program, extending the opportunity to 16 new communities.
“The Anna Maria Drive Ditch Stormwater Management Project is not only an important step forward for the Village of Johnson City, but also for our Community Reconstruction Program as a whole,” said Executive Director of Storm Recovery, Jamie Rubin. “As we move toward implementation, we know it will be especially gratifying to see the project come to fruition. It is just the beginning of many more to come.”
“Having seen the water damage done by the stream that borders the properties on Anna Maria Drive, it is clear to me that this project deserves top priority in Johnson City’s project improvement list,” said Broome County Executive, Debbie Preston. “We thank the Governor and the State for providing funding for this very important priority and I certainly hope the Village pursues completion of this project as quickly as possible using the Community Rising funds.”
“Participating in the Community Reconstruction Program has been a great opportunity for Johnson City,” said Village of Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie. “However, seeing this project move forward toward completion is a great achievement for all of those involved. This will help the area of our community impacted by this project to be better prepared for years to come.”
In order to carry out the stormwater management project, New York State has executed a Subrecipient Agreement (SRA) with the Village of Johnson City. The project will work to stabilize the drainage structure to reduce risk of localized flooding to downstream residents and businesses, as well as decrease stormwater runoff, protect riverine ecosystems and limit contributing to flood waters.
“As this project moves forward, it serves to exemplify the outstanding potential and results of the grassroots Community Reconstruction Program,” said Gail Domin, Co-Chair of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Committee. “Through the bottom-up process, we have banded together as a community and worked collaboratively to produce a more resilient future for the Village of Johnson City, Broome County and the Southern Tier. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Established in June 2013, GOSR coordinates Statewide recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. Through its NY Rising Housing Recovery, Small Business, Community Reconstruction, and Infrastructure programs, GOSR invests more than $4 billion made available through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) CDBG-DR Program to better prepare New York for future extreme weather events.
For more information go to www.stormrecovery.ny.gov.
HEALTH & CULTURAL DISTRICT DRAFT PLAN
Please click below to be redirected to the Goodwill Theatre’s draft version of the Johnson City Health & Cultural District Plan.
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