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Residents Invited to Share Ideas for Future of Hamlet on January 24 and 31

January 8, 2013

[LIVINGSTON MANOR] – Residents in Livingston Manor will get an opportunity to share their ideas for the future at the first of two “community visioning workshops” scheduled for later this month.

The first workshop will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church on Rock Avenue.  Everyone interested in the future of Livingston Manor and its business district – or who has an idea for a local project that would improve the community – is encouraged to attend.

The workshops are being jointly sponsored by Livingston Manor Renaissance and the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and will be facilitated by staff from Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Division of Planning. 

“These will be highly interactive workshops with lots of opportunity for participation,” explained facilitator and community planner Helen Budrock. “Now is a perfect time to think about where the hamlet is heading and opportunities for future improvements.”   

The first workshop is designed to give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts about what they like and don’t like about their community.  For most of the evening attendees will work in small groups on identifying Livingston Manor’s strengths and weaknesses in four specific areas: Community Appearance; Business Development and Tourism; Infrastructure and Community Facilities; and Recreation and Social Issues. 

At the second workshop, scheduled one week later on Thursday, January 31, participants will work on generating ideas for specific projects that build upon the information generated during the first workshop.  At the end of the second workshop, participants will then vote on the projects they would most like to see implemented.

At a subsequent meeting, Budrock will work with the steering committee and local officials to select a handful of projects to start immediately and help identify potential funding sources.

For more information on this project contact Helen Budrock at 845-295-2462 or Marge Feuerstein of Livingston Manor Renaissance at 845-439-5519.