TOWN OF WEBB, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – “This type of housing is not meant for the snowmobiles, it’s not meant for the seasonal summer people, this is meant for the people that are going to serve those summer and seasonal residents,” said Robert Calli, Executive Director of People First.
Calli is collecting feedback from residents in order to make a decision about the process. there were mixed responses at last week’s meeting, but residents such as Daniel Kiefer-Bach can recognize that there is a need for this housing.
“There is a desperate need for housing in our community our school-age populations are declining we have a difficult time having police officers and teachers and I think if done correctly this could help,” said Daniel Kiefer-Bach, Eagle Bay resident.
They will look at the process they went through when building Roosevelt Residences here in Utica and use that as an example of what they want to implement over in the Town of Webb.
“What you do is you apply to the state of New York for what they call tax credits and they’re called low-income housing tax credits its an in the front the money and in return over a period of time somewhere between 13 and 15 years they receive income tax credits as a benefit for funding a portion of the project,” said Calli.
There is a second meeting in the Town of Webb offices Thursday, June 30 at 5:00 pm for residents to voice their concerns and learn about the future of housing in Old Forge.