The City of Newburgh and the Greater Newburgh Partnership (GNP) have teamed up to tackle neighborhood revitalization in their latest joint venture, “Newburgh Strong.” Newburgh Strong, a multi-faceted approach to addressing quality of life issues in targeted neighborhoods, includes strategic code enforcement, community oriented policing, neighborhood clean-ups and good old fashioned fun!
Newburgh Strong builds on the success of GNP’s 2012 Dubois Street Pilot Project, a public/private neighborhood stabilization and community engagement effort. The initiative, which will be fully underway in early July, involves several key City departments in a comprehensive effort to improve conditions in the targeted areas. Components include community outreach and education, neighborhood cleanups, recreational activities and other opportunities to build civic engagement.
In May 2013, as part of the first phase, the City of Newburgh Code Enforcement Team launched a code blitz which will include 19 City blocks in the targeted neighborhoods. Out of 435 inspections, 1,974 violations of City and State Codes were identified. The code enforcement team is working with property owners to remediate problems and not simply to issue a violation.
In addition to enhanced code enforcement efforts, neighborhoods can expect the roll out of the remainder of the program starting the week of July 8. Residents and property owners can learn about available resources for property rehabilitation through the Department of Planning & Development. A mobile playground on wheels, community clean-up days, movie nights, and area foot patrols will all be included in the program.
The schedule is as follows:
South Lander Street 7/29/2013
Mill St. 8/12/2013
Johnston St. 8/19/2013
Washington Street 8/26/2013
For more information please call (845) 569-7354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the GNP at 845-568-2558 or via email at email@example.com