Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Happening Tomorrow

Here's a meeting that was left out of Gossips' weekly list. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, the Columbia County Housing Task Force meets at 4:00 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, takes place at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, in Room 612 of the Professional Academic Center. The meeting can also be accessed on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.

The Columbia County Housing Task Force is co-chaired by Brenda Adams, Town of Canaan supervisor and former executive director of the Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, and Ron Knott, Town of Stuyvesant supervisor. The members of the task force are Dan Barufaldi; Rob Perry, superintendent of Public Works in Hudson; Robert Gibson, commissioner of the Columbia County Department of Social Services; Tim Stalker, chair of the Columbia County Planning Board; Bill Hughes, former Fourth Ward supervisor; Kelly Sweet, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Meredith Kane, Roe Jan Housing Task Force; Dennis Wedlick, architect; Brandon Mullins, building inspector; and Chris Brown, Columbia County housing development coordinator.

The goals of the task force have been defined as:
  1. Preserve and expand housing affordability. attainability, and availability throughout Columbia County.
  2. Engage and energize communities and stakeholders to increase awareness of and create responses to housing issues.
  3. Develop and provide to towns and villages resources to help them achieve their housing goals.
The agenda for the meeting on Wednesday includes a presentation on housing initiatives in the City of Hudson by Michelle Tullo, Housing Justice Director.

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