The Greater Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce Scholarship award night.
Will be this Tuesday May 19th 6pm at Spain Corner Stone Park, Fair St., Carmel.
A Night at the Races to Benefit the Annual Scholarship Fund
Your participation in our events and generosity has benefited many of our children over the years with tuition assistance. This year we decided to change thing up a little and do something new – A Night at the Races!!!
We would urge that every single business owner in our membership be present, regardless if you have a space on Route 6 or not, on Wednesday February 25th at 7pm.
Please be prepared to have constructive conversation with the TOC Board, the public and our vibrant membership.
The purpose of our attendance at the meeting on Wednesday night will be to uncover the motivations behind these proposed “Signage changes” while also seeking to understand or view what plan or vision this new and seemingly ambiguous code stems from. We will also be asking them to “keep the meeting open” as to hold more discussions after the meeting with Town Officials.
While nobody likes new rules and code for the sake of code, fees and regulation, we’re confident that some businesses feel they’d benefit from an investment in our town’s future…maybe this is going to end up being a good thing that this happened. Now…we’ll be heard.
Businesses in the downtown area of Mahopac are bleeding for metered parking, safer roads with less speeding, better lighting and better flow all coming forth from a comprehensive study and revitalization project for downtown Mahopac specifically…and THAT is what we feel ANY code change would come from: A plan. A real plan. What many businesses feel that, which is why we’re going to ask, this code has no plan behind it which has been communicated to the business community.
In the last 18 months since I took the role as CEO and Exec. Director, we have had zero input into these proposed changes—and to that end, I take responsibility. I should have known earlier, we should have intercepted this earlier…and we should have been involved sooner in the creative process for what seems to be a disjointed plan at best. That will no longer be the case. We, our membership, need to work alongside the town and show them what parts of this proposed code change are anti-business at best.
While the intentions may have been good, the business community is frustrated with how they found out: A notice in the Newspaper.
WE will be more diligent for you, moving forward, and we ask the community to invite anyone and everyone that would like to be part of a discussion to co-create a PRO-BUSINESS model for the TOC to be present on Wednesday night at 7pm at Town Hall.
Michael A. Bucci