The sunny weather at the start of the week was a good sign for the Village of Homer after New York Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez announced the village was the winner of $10 million dollars for their Downtown Revitalization Initiative on Tuesday.
The application for the DRI included many public and private investment projects slated within the village, but the Village of Homer says the projects in the application must be vetted out with a consultant and then approved by the state. That said, new projects may still be submitted for DRI monies.
“The next thing for us (the village) the state will pick for us a consultant and $300,000 of the $10 million off the top to pay the consultants. That consultant is going to be responsible for basically deciding what projects go forward.” Village of Homer Mayor Hal McCabe said during the Board of Trustees meeting.
The Village of Homer also says there will be public meetings on the possible projects where public comments may be made and also opportunities for residents to submit ideas. X101 will announce those meetings when made available.
Residents can view the full application HERE.