U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PUBLIC AVAILABILITY SESSION

U.S.ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PUBLIC AVAILABILITY SESSION

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

American Legion

236 Scottwood Ave, Elmira Heights, N.Y. 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There is an ongoing environmental investigation in Elmira Heights and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the New York State Department of Health and Environmental Conservation, has been conducting air testing in buildings for the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), specifically trichloroethene (TCE – a chemical commonly used to remove grease from metal.). These chemicals cane move from the groundwater into the indoor air where you could be exposed to them through a process called soil vapor intrusion.

  This public availability session will give you the opportunity to learn about vapor intrusion and the sampling proposed for your area. You will be able to sign-up for sampling and speak with representatives of EPA and the New York State Department of Health and Environmental Conservation, one-on-one, about questions you may have related to this sampling.

if you have any questions regarding this meeting, please feel free to contact Daniel Tucholski, New York State Department of Health, Public Health Specialist at 518-402-7860 or the EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, Mike Basile, at the Western New York Public Information Office in Buffalo, NY at 716-551-4410.

 

THE VILLAGE OF ELMIRA HEIGHTS URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY IS SEEKING A QUALIFIED INDEPENDENT CONSULTING FIRM

RFP-FEASIBILITY REPORT AND MARKET STUDY OF THE 14TH STREET BUSINESS DISTRICT

The Village of Elmira Heights Urban Renewal Agency is seeking qualified independent consulting firm for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study of the 14th Street Business District. We are looking for a partner who is experienced with planning and conducting feasibility studies. The plan should assess our current building inventory and potential capacity and make recommendations on a strategy to maximize our efforts to attract more businesses and the types of businesses that would be the best fit for our economic locale.A project budget, timeline and action items should be clearly identified.

A. INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND/OVERVIEW

The Village of Elmira Heights, New York, located in the heart of Chemung County has always been viewed as a pass-through community with the two busiest roads in Chemung County running straight thru the Village. In addition to these roads, there is also an active railway that dissects the 14th Street Business District.

As the Village looks towards improving walk-ability, infrastructure, broadband, existing utilities, transportation, parks and the ability to provide consumers with a variety of shops, the consideration of having a thorough understanding of the potential impact is critical.

B. GENERAL INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

This RFP has been issued on September 30, 2019. Questions and clarifications relating to this RFP must be directed to Julie Chevalier, Executive Director, Urban Renewal Agency, at –                                      julie@communityprogressinc.com . The last day to submit questions and requests for clarifications will be released on or before October 22, 2019.

Delivery of one (1) original and three (3) copies of the proposal, with original signatures, to the Village of Elmira Heights at the address below is due by 10:00 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at which time there will be a public opening in the Village Hall Meeting Room. Proposals recieved by the village of Elmira Heights after this date and time will be rejected, without exception. No provisions are made for extenuating circumstances in this RFP. Proposals shall b submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Feasibility Reprt and Market Study for the 14th Street Business District.”

C. EXPERIENCE AND REFERENCES

Proposals should include a list of 3 – 5 references for similar projects that your firm has completed.

D. PROJECT APPROACH

Please explain your project approach, style and process.

E. SCHEDULE AND TIMELINE

Proposals should include the proposed work schedule, timeline and deliverables resulting from the feasibility study. The contract is expected to begin in December 2019 and should ideally be completed by April 2020.

If unable to reach the above stated deadline, please state the below in your proposal;

“We request that the project be completed by (Date) due to …”

F. COST

Proposals must include the estimated cost for all work related to tasks and deliverables outlined in the Schedule and Timeline.

PROVIDE BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY STAFF

Please include a summary of experience of all key staff.

H. REQUIRED DELIVERABLES

Findings summary

  • List of key stakeholders and their potential interest.
  • Key areas of the case for support that resonate or hinder.
  • Presentation of findings to stakeholders

I. SUBMIT TO/PROJECT CONTRACT

Please contact Julie Chevalier, Executive Director by October 15, 2019 with any questions you may have rearding  the project or RFP.

J. DEADLINE

Please submit your proposal to Julie Chevalier, Executive Director at julie@communityprogressinc.com or 607-962-3506

Mail proposals to: Julie Chevalier 215 Elmwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903 by Oct. 31, 2019

PLEASE WATCH FOR DOOR – TO – DOOR ELECTRICITY SALES SCAMS

Please Beware:

Several companies are trying to trick residents into signing up for electricity from them. THIS IS A SCAM! The Village of Elmira Heights and our partners are NOT going door to door selling electricity, nor calling people at home. These companies are unscrupulous, and are misrepresenting their relationship to the village.

The Village partnered with MEGA (Municipal Electric and gas Alliance) on Community Choice Aggregations (CCA) and through a competitive selection process is offering electric supply from Constellation. If you receive a phone call, a door – to- door sale or an additional letter in the mail it is NOT the CCA Programs selected by the Village.

The Village and our partners worked together through the CCA Program to carefully select an option for you that is free from escalating prices, high termination fees and aggressive sales tactics. Please call the Village or MEGA at 518-533-5399 if you have any questions.

If you feel that an energy services company has scammed you or to report a company that tried to scam you contact the New York State Public Service Commission via their Competitive Energy Hotline for complaints about Energy Service Companies:

1-888-697-7728 (8:30 am – 4 pm)

IMPORTANT: Never give your electricity account number to a door-to-door or telephone solicitor.

ODD – EVEN PARKING

Odd – even parking starts November 1, 2018 and ends April 1, 2019

MS4 ANNUAL REPORT

The Annual MS4 Report is avaialable to look at at the Village Hall during normal work days.