Hamlet of Brewerton News Item

First Local Planning Committee Meeting for NY Forward on May 7

The Hamlet of Brewerton’s NY Forward planning process is getting underway. The first Local Planning Committee (LPC) meeting will be Tuesday, May 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Brewerton Fire Department (9625 Brewerton Road). LPC meetings are open to the public to observe and there will be a 15-minute public comment period at the end. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. An interactive public kick-off meeting will be held in the coming weeks.

The LPC is the steering committee for the hamlet’s NY Forward planning process. It is comprised of representatives from local businesses, community groups, non-profits, social and public service organizations, and others who represent the variety of interests in Cicero and Hastings. The LPC is co-chaired by Mike Aregano, Cicero Town Supervisor; Tony Bush, Hastings Town Supervisor; and Honora Spillane, Vice President of Economic Development at CenterState CEO. The committee members are:

  • Mike Aregano, Cicero Town Supervisor – Co-Chair
  • Tony Bush, Hastings Town Supervisor – Co-Chair
  • Honora Spillane, CenterState CEO – Co-Chair
  • Sue Bonnet*
  • Ray Brooks
  • Jake Burgett
  • Erin Cassidy
  • David Eiffe
  • June Kraus*
  • Sarah Lucas
  • Mike Piraino, Jr.
  • Ginny Stewart Gordon
  • Billy Whittaker*

* nominated, pending confirmation

Over the next 6-7 months, LPC members will work with Stantec, the State’s planning consultant, by providing input on the vision and goals for Brewerton; reviewing planning products; and ultimately, recommending potential projects for State funding consideration. LPC members will also assist with community engagement by informing the public engagement approach and helping to reach out to various constituencies, so all voices are heard during the planning process.

NY Forward (NYF) was launched in 2022 to support a more equitable downtown recovery for New York’s smaller communities, with a focus on hamlets, villages, and neighborhood-scale commercial centers. NY Forward is led by the Department of State, in close partnership with Empire State Development, NYS Homes and Community Renewal and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. For more information, please visit https://www.ny.gov/programs/ny-forward.