More than a year ago, in January 2017, the City of Hudson was awarded a $500,000 Restore NY grant to stabilize the Dunn warehouse--one of the last surviving 19th-century industrial buildings on the waterfront.
For the past year, the condition of the building has continued to decline while those in City government worked at drafting a service agreement with HCDPA (Hudson Community Development & Planning Agency) for Sheena Salvino, executive director of HCDPA and HDC (Hudson Development Corporation), to administer the grant. Today, at the HCDPA Board meeting, Salvino announced that a service agreement had been reached. The next step in the process--before money can be spent and deterioration arrested--is for the contract to go to the Common Council Economic Development Committee and then to the full Council for approval. The agreement calls for the City to pay HCDPA $15,000 for Salvino's services.
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