Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gowanus Community Advisory Committee: A Few Dates For Upcoming Meetings


Please take note of some upcoming dates for the Environmental Protection Agency's sponsored Gowanus Canal's Community Advisory Committee (CAG).  The next  general meeting as well as some Committee meetings have been scheduled.  Below, please find the pertaining information from the CAG facilitator, Jeff Edelstein:

Dear CAG Interested Parties:
The presentations and meeting summary from the October 26 CAG meeting can be downloaded at: 

The schedule of upcoming CAG meetings is as follows:

Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Real Estate Committee
Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Water Quality Committee
Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Full CAG meeting, 
(Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street.)
Dec. 14th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Outreach Committee

Members of the public are welcome to attend any CAG meetings, including committees, unless otherwise indicated.  Because space may be limited at committee meetings, please contact Jeff Edelstein at or 207-632-8440 to register and receive location information.

There will also be committees on 1) technical issues; 2) archeology; 3) jobs/workforce development; and 4) CAG operating procedures.  Dates for the first meetings of these committees will be announced once they have been determined.    

The agenda for the initial committee meetings will be as follows:

  1. Discuss potential functions and goals of the committee.
  2. What are the major issues and challenges that the committee should address?
  3. Who else should/could be involved with the committee?  In what ways? 
  4. What are the information needs?
  5. Develop a work plan and operating procedures for the committee.
  6. Next steps.
The draft agenda for the full CAG meeting on Dec. 6 includes: 1) reports from the real estate and water quality committees; 2) updates, if any, from EPA or other relevant agencies; 3) responses from EPA to any questions posed at the 10-26 meeting that have not already been addressed.  The EPA Project Manager, Christos Tsiamis, will be in attendance.


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