Clay to host meeting on waterfront project

— Fortunately, in the early 2000s, the town of Clay was the recipient of a relatively new Department of State grant called a Brownfield Opportunity Area grant, which would allow the town and Plumley Engineering to identify the issues that could be hindering development and come up with a way to address those issues in an economically viable manner.

The meeting at Town Hall this Sunday hopes to bring community in to get ideas for the development of the site.

“This is one of the early steps in the second part of BOA,” Bray said. “We’re entering the nomination phase, which, according to the state, is ‘an in-depth analysis leading to key findings and recommendations to advance redevelopment of strategic sites and revitalization.’”

It will be held in conjunction with another popular town event, the recreation department’s annual Halloween party, by design. While kids enjoy costume parties, trick-or-treating and contests on the lower level, their parents can inspect concept drawings, check out a continual-loop PowerPoint presentation and talk with representatives from Plumley Engineering, as well as John Behan Planning and Design and the E.M. Pemrick Company.

“It’s the same time that the recreation department is holding the Halloween party on the lower level,” Bray said. “The hope is that parents will come up to the meeting room and take a look at the potential for their kids’ future.”

For more information, contact the town at 652-3800.

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