In late August, Gov. Patterson awarded Beacon $500,000 in funds for Main Street renewal. This was applied for by Pat Manning and Spencer Gallop (actual grant writer) on behalf of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce. The monies and program will be administered by Pat Manning and The Beacon Group (his "company"). for the Chamber as a paid Admin. Not much is known to the Beacon general public except for a tidbit here and there. Pat has spoken about partnering with Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to secure loans for property owners that will need financial help for the matching portion of the Award program and he has mentioned something about "parking" signs that will be put up in town to direct people to parking areas.
Does anyone know which buildings are included and when this work will start? Since these are public funds and both the Beacon Chamber of Commerce and The Beacon Group, Pat Manning, believe in being trasparent in dealing with and about the City, can either shed light on the scope of the project for us? It is an exciting pogram and would be nice to know what is going on.
Also it would be cool to have pictures of the building facades before and after for the Historical Society. So often we make changes and forget to make a record of it for the future.