The Town of Erwin Community Development Agency (CDA) has a long history of planning, development, grant writing and housing/business rehabilitation. Beginning as the Urban Renewal Agency after the Hurricane Agnes Flood of 1972, the Agency has been responsible for the Forest Drive, Creekside and Jay Allen Drive residential developments. The CDA provided the original Forest Drive building for the Forest View Gang Mills Fire Department, provided a pumper truck for the Coopers-Plains Long Acres Fire Department, business loans, housing rehabilitation funds and flood damage prevention measures.
The Community Development Agency (CDA) has secured over $46 million in grant funding that has ensured orderly development in Town. Grants have covered infrastructure projects such as waste water treatment plant expansion and improvements, new wells, and water extension to the northern portion of the Town previously not served by municipal water including the hamlets of Long Acres and Coopers Plains. This $6.3 million expansion has not only guaranteed safe, reliable water to this section of Town and has paved the way for the orderly development envisioned in the Comprehensive Plan. The CDA provides planning consultant services to the Town of Erwin Planning Board, reviewing proposed development to ensure compliance with Town laws and Comprehensive Plans.
Most recently, the CDA secured a training grant from the New York State Office of Small Cities which assisted a call center in training 500 new employees.
Board Members and Officers:
Gary B. Roush, Chairman
Warren W. Baker, Board Member
Doug Cole, Board Member
Frank R. Curreri, Board Member
David B. Erwin, Vice Chairman/Treasurer
Rita McCarthy, Executive Director
David F. English, Attorney
Report on Operations 2016-2017
Report on Internal Controls
Measurement Report 2017
Sitel End of Program Audit Report