Mayor's Task Force Reports
Under the direction of Mayor Maxey, the Mayor's Task Force has been in existence for approximately four years. Important information regarding all Task Force meetings and events will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back often for updated information.
Oct. 26, 2012 - Key Highlights
- Mayor Maxey welcomed the committee members, and invited everyone to introduce themselves, and their roles.
- Mayor Maxey presented a new law under consideration by the Village, a Nuisance Party policy patterned after a law in Cortland. This could potentially become law in Dec, and there will be a public hearing scheduled. There was some discussion and questions. If approved, the task force discussed ways to notify students of this new law, which would increase penalties. The members and community assistants discussed methods for publicizing, and engaging in prevention.
- Barbara Jones, Vice President for Student Life, discussed the proposed policy of banned organizations, which is under consideration at the college. She reviewed that the college was considering a policy that would permit the college to ban organizations that posed significant health and safety risks to students or has a repeated pattern of serious violations. The policy has been under consideration by all governance groups, and will be reviewed by SUNY Delhi’s College Council.
- All agreed that we have had a better fall semester off campus than the last few years. LouAnn Matthews-Babcock, Director of Judicial Affairs reported that according to campus records, student arrests are down 25% over last year, and they were down last year as well.
- There was general discussion about parking rules, and the Dec. 1 Village street parking rules were reviewed. The Community Assistants, Tori and Protima, will work to get the word out to students, and students will also be notified via email about the upcoming change.
- There was a general discussion about the need to continue to educate students about noise, and respecting others. All agree that respect is a two way street.
- Tom Little, Code Enforcement Officer reported that he is conducting fire inspections through November, and he noted there have been noticeable improvements in fire safety. He noted that students with any concerns should call him at 746-2262.
- Will Outsen, business owner, raised the question of how to increase student traffic in local businesses. Students recommended campus voice ads, coupons, sales, and Delhi Dollars. There was also discussion about expanding evening hours. OJ Bowman, Student Senate President, will bring the issue to the Student Senate for their feedback. Everyone agree that some type of coupon offers that would be distributed in August to all new and returning students would be advantageous, and help increase exposure.
- Barbara Jones reported that the college is scheduled to host the Delhi Chamber of Commerce for a joint event on Thursday, Jan 24. in efforts to strengthen connections with area businesses. She recommended that we invite a member from the Chamber to join the Task Force.
- Marty Greenfield, Director of Student Activities reported on upcoming community wide activities and Centennial posters were shared. Marty invited all to the Globetrotters appearance on February 4, 2013, the Oak Ridge Boys in Concert on March 9, 2013, and the Day at SUNY Delhi on March 16, 2013 which is specifically geared for community members. The College also plans to participate in both the holiday and St. Patrick’s Day parades.
- Elizabeth Sova, Coordinator of the O’Connor Center for Community Engagement reported on the many community service activities that have already occurred this year. She highlighted the upcoming activities for Community Service Day on Saturday including projects with Will Outsen, and the DC-CAN group in the village, and the Sci Girls event in the Farrell Commons. Emily Harmer, Village Resident and John Huber, Assistant Director of Student Activities spoke about the Relay for Life planning currently underway.
- Lou Ann Matthews-Babcock, reported on the Community Assistant’s activities which have included a food drive, campus newspaper delivery, and assistance with the annual Halloween party at the fire hall. Mayor Maxey requested that we add newspaper delivery to the village hall.
- We discussed the need to enhance and update the educational door knob hanger to include more current information on recent laws, etc. This will be a good project for the community assistants in the coming weeks.
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