by Terry Duffy
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced this week plans to form a Supervisor/Citizen Committee. Its purpose would be for establishing a community-wide input mechanism to address what Brochey called "needed and proposed town-wide capital improvements." Brochey said the idea came to him from discussions he's had with residents from throughout the town. "I've had interest from individuals living in the Lower River Road, Ransomville and Escarpment areas, and would like to have an individual from the Sanborn area and possibly one from the Village of Lewiston to complete this committee," said Brochey.
"The purpose will be to establish community wide public input regarding needed and proposed town wide capital improvements. From there they would be responsible to bring forth in writing a list and explanation of these needed capital improvements and possibly a proposed method of financing," said Brochey. He added that committee members would also be tasked with gauging the views of nearby residents of their respective areas and report their ideas or concerns back to him.
Brochey said he wants to get this committee formed and working as soon as possible, and report to him their findings by mid-September. He said their reports would be shared with all Town Board members, and if needed, follow-though recommendations to hold public information meetings to discuss matters further.
"I want to do what I can for the people of Lewiston and this idea will hopefully bring forward their ideas, wants and needs," said Brochey. He added that in the event he is ever unavailable to work with the committee, Deputy Supervisor Sean Edwards would fill in for him.
Those interested in becoming a member of the Supervisor/Citizen Committee are asked to email Brochey at [email protected].