Arkville and Fleischmanns input sought

The MARK Project is seeking input from business people and owners of mixed use buildings in Arkville and Fleischmanns for applications to the NY Main Street Program. An informational meeting is planned for Arkville business people and owners of mixed use and civic buildings on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse on Route 28. The public meeting in Fleischmanns is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. with the location to be determined.
The Arkville gathering will provide information concerning the NY Main Street Program as a potential funding source for improvements in the hamlet.
“This is the first step to determine interest in the program and to gauge local commitment,” commented MARK Project Director Peg Ellsworth.
“This will also help in the development of future projects and programs for the hamlet,” she added.
Any interested owner of a business or building in the hamlet of Arkville should plan on attending Thursday’s meeting or contact the MARK Project at 845 586-3500 for more information.
The MARK director said that her economic development organization will also be resubmitting an application to assist Main Street, Fleischmanns.
Ellsworth said MARK has been working to fine-tune the proposal that was not selected for funding in the last round. She explained that MARK has been working with the village-appointed Business Advisory Group and the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce to ensure the strength of the 2010 proposal.
Ellsworth said she and others have been working with BAG to best assess their needs in relationship to Main Street, Fleischmanns.