We were all impressed by the location of the committee meeting in the Stuyvesant Town Hall - which was mostly built by interested citizens that donated land, etc. It is truly a good example to the rest of the county.
The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by Ms. Piwonka. We immediately obtained an update from Ms. Cooper regarding the stipulations involved in the State funding of $45k to the County and $45k to the City of Hudson. Ms. Cooper obtained a letter from the State dated June 20th that still left many unanswered questions such as how one obtains final approval, the spending deadlines and how the funds can be used (for example, could the be used for a commemorative playground focused on the river?).
It was decided that after the guidelines were clear that Ms. Cooper would inform Ms. Piwonka and she would determine if a meeting should be called outside of our regular monthly meetings.
There was also much discussion regarding how funding requests would be handled. As per the first meeting, the Quad Committee will screen applications and make a final appeal to the Tourism Committee of the Board of Supervisors. Deadlines and other information would need to be communicated to the community via direct mail and through a press release to the local papers.
We currently have four "official" events on the books and will be located in the right column of the BLOG site. Likewise, there will be an article regarding the information that will need to be submitted and the procedures to have an event recognized as "official".
Other general items were discussed and the next meeting was set for Wednesday August 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the Livingston History Barn. Notice will be submitted to the newspapers.