Legislator Spencer Will Hold A Press Conference To Announce Downtown Revitalization Grant for Northport Village

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Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer (D-Centerport) will join Northport Village officials and representatives from the Northport Chamber of Commerce, Northport Arts Coalition, and Northport Historical Society to announce that the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizen’s Advisory Board has approved Northport’s application for grant funding for a kiosk and information board project.  Residents will be encouraged to contact Spencer’s Legislative colleagues for their support of this  project.

In attendance at the press conference will be:

Northport Village Mayor George Doll

Northport Village Deputy Mayor Henry Tobin

Northport Village Trustees Kehoe, Maline, and McMullen

Northport Arts Coalition Executive Director Dan Paige

Northport Chamber of Commerce President Debi Triola

Northport Historical Society Representatives

SC CAB Board Member Keith Barrett

Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m. 
Northport Village Park at the corner of Main Street and Bayview Avenue 

About the Citizens Advisory Board:

The Panel recommended the creation of a funding program that will help towns, villages and community organizations expand on their efforts to enhance their downtowns, attract visitors and shoppers into the area, and thereby stimulate economic activity in these important centers.  Since its inception the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program has funded projects including projects such as street lights, sidewalks, public restrooms, off street parking lots and renovating alleyways which lead from parking areas to the main street.

Mission/Goals

  • To administer the competitive Downtown Revitalization Grant Program and to make recommendations for funding to the Suffolk County Legislature
  • To facilitate dialogue and to share best practices on issues that affect the viability, safety and economic stability of the downtown areas.
  • To hear and learn from speakers on issues that affect the viability of the business community such as financing, energy, business planning and marketing.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month in the H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 3rd floor conference room unless otherwise noted.

There are 20 members on the panel.  The Huntington members include Walter Rabe who represents Steve Stern, Jennifer Casey who represents Lou D’Amaro, and Keith Barrett who represents William Spencer.

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