Monday, October 23
Tonight, the Common Council Police Committee meets at 6 p.m. in City Hall. It is expected that the proposed amendment to § 188-5 of the city code, which redefines the term disorderly house, will be discussed.
Also tonight, at 6:30 p.m., there is a Third Ward Reception at House Rules Cafe, 757 Columbia Street. The event is an opportunity to meet Pete Volkmann, Democratic candidate for Columbia County sheriff; Michael Chameides, who is running unopposed for Third Ward supervisor; and Calvin Lewis, who is running unopposed for Third Ward alderman.
Tuesday, October 24
Wednesday, October 25
The Common Council Public Works Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. and the Common Council Legal Committee meets at 6:15 p.m. Both meetings take place at City Hall.
Thursday, October 26
The first public workshop for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the John L. Edwards Primary School.
This is your chance to provide input and influence the planning for "transforming the western edge of downtown into a vibrant place to live and work."
It is a little known fact that Hudson's DRI process has a Facebook page. At present, it has only thirty followers. Click here to view it and follow it.
Unfortunately, the DRI public workshop happens at the very same time that Peter Cipkowski is presenting his talk "A Brief History of Hudson's Experience with Urban Renewal" at the Hudson Area Library.
The scheduling conflict seems particularly unfortunate given that some fear the DRI has the potential to have a transformative effect of the same magnitude on some of the same neighborhoods as urban renewal did almost a half century ago.
Cipkowski's talk, which is part of the History Room's Local History Speaker Series, begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, in the community room at the library, 51 North Fifth Street.
Friday, October 27
The Historic Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the proposal to demolish the accessory building in Cherry Alley behind 405 Warren Street and construct a new building in its place. Interestingly, photographs of the building to be demolished, taken by Bill Hellermann (top--c. 1998) and Lisa Durfee (bottom--2008), were in the exhibition No Parking: The Alleys and Garages of Hudson at the Hudson Opera House last January.
The public hearing takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
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