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Navigating Newburgh

November 30, 2017 @ 10:45 pm - 12:00 am

I invite you to the 13th Navigating Newburgh meeting next Thursday.

Bill Horton has graciously accepted my invitation to speak to the group about codes and many of the changes that have been implemented under his direction. Many people have come to me with their frustrations and concerns. It is my hope that with care, calm, and understanding we can relieve some of the stress that occurs when renovating these magnificent buildings. Together we can devise solutions for a stress-free streamlined and efficient process. With patience and empathy we can recognize how very human and wonderfully imperfect we all are. We can work together to make NB a safer, kinder place to build our dreams one brick at a time.

Suggested Topics more to come during the meeting. Please bring your questions and concerns.

  1. The process A-Z starting with an informational.
  2. Levels of Renovation
  3. Sprinklers, Who needs them and when?
  4. What can and can’t a home owner do themselves?
  5. Lead and Asbestos
  6. Reciprocity for electrical and plumbing.

As always this will be a calm, kind and orderly meeting. NN is an opportunity to learn and share in a peaceful environment.
Hope to see you there!!

GREAT NEWS!! Reciprocity, it’s official!
You may now hire an electrician or plumber from these cities to do work in NB. This was our topic and concern at NN over a year ago. I am so pleased to see this change and I thank the people who made it possible.

Electrical Reciprocity:
Middletown, Port Jervis, Sullivan County, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Binghamton

Plumbing Reciprocity:
Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Albany

This should really help relieve the bottle neck we all have been experiencing!!

Important!! Save the date!
Distressed Property Community Meeting:
Read more: http://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/node/31473

There has been a lot of discussion about the Alembic project to refurbish the DRC, the City Club and new buildings on the 1.8 Acres of primo property over looking the Hudson. I am thrilled that the city has scheduled 2 public meetings on December 6th to discuss the project and to have the developer there for questions. I hope the city does not finalize anything about this project until the citizens of NB are satisfied that this is the right project for NB. I also remind everyone that we don’t want to scare away developers until we know for sure their projects are unsustainable for this fiscally troubled metropolis or just the wrong fit.
I do recommend that you let your council members know if you are concerned and come to the meetings with questions ready.

Now that sounds good. Newburgh can participate in a CCA, Community Choice Aggregation if we are interested. Beacon is involved in this and wants to know if we would like to participate. I am more than happy to sponsor a meeting to explore the possibilities of joining in this new system of combined purchasing.


Last but not least!

Come one, come all to our first BFPcreative and Navigating Newburgh sponsored meeting!

There is so much talk about JOBS. Newburgh needs jobs and I am afraid they are not going to just show up on their own. No large corporate Knight in shining armor is going to bless us with the latest and greatest manufacturing gig. We have to create these jobs ourselves. The only way I know how to do that is by inspiring, promoting, and fostering entrepreneurship.

The first entreprneurship meeting will be held at Deja Brew Cafe & Gallery “15 Liberty St, Newburgh NY 12550” on Saturday November 18th at 2pm. 

This will be a brainstorming session for business owners, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to start a business.

Future meetings will be held in different locations to showcase local newburgh entreprenuers in action.

Hope to see you there,

Thomas Burr Dodd

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November 30, 2017
10:45 pm - 12:00 am
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