Community Congress Releases Results

Paths, water and teen center lead priorities

After a vote by 755 residents, the top three priorities from among 40 presented at three public forums sponsored by the Philipstown Community Congress were more biking and walking paths, maintaining clean water and the establishment of a teen center.

A report on the results is posted at ecologicalcitizens.org.

“The good news is, progress on some of these initiatives is already underway,” said Jason Angell, a congress organizer. “We’re excited to take the next steps to see if Philipstown residents have enough energy to continue to turn these ideas into reality.”

Organizers plan to host a forum to discuss the results on Dec. 3, at a location to be determined. In addition, they will report the results to the community members and elected officials of Nelsonville on Nov. 20, Cold Spring on Nov. 28 and Philipstown on Dec. 7.