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Village of Ilion Adopts Complete Streets Resolution

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

September 21, 2011

 

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc., I would like to express congratulations to the Village of Ilion for being the first community in Herkimer County to adopt a Complete Streets Resolution. This resolution was passed at their September 14, 2011 village board meeting.

 

Complete Streets aims to make new and reconstructed roadways safe and accessible for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users and transit riders, as well as motorists.

 

Communities across the country are participating in this movement to build highways, bridges, and sidewalks that are safer, friendlier, and welcoming to everyone.

 

Complete Streets legislation was passed in New York State by both the Assembly and Senate, and then signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 27, 2011.

 

If we continue to productively utilize our streets, we are providing better health and wellness in our communities, which ultimately boosts economic development, by enhancing our county’s infrastructure. Congratulations again to the Village of Ilion for making this commitment.

 

Sincerely,

Thomas Curnow,
Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc.

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