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Monday, June 5, 2017

AmeriCorps Coming For Ulysses, Austin Community Projects

John Bry
Austin and Ulysses will be spruced up later this month by young adults serving with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). 

John Bry, a downtown revitalization consultant contracted with the Potter County Commissioners, teamed with officials from the two communities to piece together the work plan. 

Nine NCCC members and a supervisor will be in Potter County June 10-24. They had originally been slotted for a two-week stint last fall, but were reassigned to emergency disaster relief in Louisiana. 

NCCC is a community service program for 18- to 24-year-olds. College students and other volunteers receive modest compensation as well as help with college expenses and/or student loan relief. 

Week one will be spent working on projects identified by a local community task force in Ulysses. 

In their second week, the NCCC laborers will work in areas of Austin Borough and the Austin Dam Memorial Park. Each community has in place volunteers to supervise the crew and provide materials.

Drawn from the models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens. Each team member gets a small living allowance. To supplement this, donations are being requested from individuals, businesses, churches, or organizations – bottled water or other beverages; gift certificates to local grocery stores and restaurants; sunscreen and bug repellant; access to activities for off-work times such as movie tickets or attraction tours; and sponsored/hosted meals. Donations can be taken to the borough offices in Ulysses and Austin, or the Potter County Community Development Office in the Gunzburger Building.


Anonymous said...

This doesn't say anything about what they are going to do.

Anonymous said...

A local community task force in Ulysses? It will amount to the same people who run the borough all the time who will make these decisions. Therefore anyone can guess who will benefit, it always benefits the same places, the same people who always benefit from these programs. Not the public but a great big community task force, what a joke. Same people, same places and a tremendous waste of time money and materials, but not a word from the everyday day citizen who has to live here. Has anyone seen our great benches, just an example!

Anonymous said...

so "everyday citizen", how many meetings have you attended to give your "word"? None? I thought so.

Anonymous said...

This whole Circuit Rider thing has been a joke from the start. When are they going to pull the plug on it and get down to some real economic development instead of fake storefronts and rah rah rah cheerleading? This NCC isn't that big of a deal. The teenagers in Trail Blazers do many of these kinds of things every summer and the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps has been doing small projects like these for years.

Anonymous said...

REALLY some people so negative about everything grow up do you really do anything to help the communities out to try and improve or just complain that your ass doesn't get wiped leave the area if you don't like it we don't need you!!!

Anonymous said...

11:32 and 8:11 Public attendance is one essential way to be heard, yet another is the ballot box. Strongly recommend that you consider running for public office to lead by example rather than follow with complaints. With public funding being cut at both the State and Federal level; infrastructure in many of our communities in dire need of upgrade; PA business climate a disaster with astronomical insurance rates and workers comp claims among the highest in the Nation...surely you could provide wisdom and insight beyond the confines of your arm chair in hindsight?

Anonymous said...

Post 7.58, just what meetings are you referring to? Who knows who this task force Is? That is the whole point, that's is just what this is about, have a task force but don't tell the public who or what it is. You have to be the in people in Ulysses even to give an opinion. All business as usual. I have never seen any reference to where the task force meets or who they are. Let it be known what meetings are to be attended---duh!

Marty Zdrojewski said...

This "task force" is actually known as Main Street Ulysses. It is neither a committee that meets in secret nor is it made up of select individuals who "run" the borough. Many that attend are local business owners but not all. Our purpose is that we work together to develop our local community. We even have a Facebook page to promote interest in local businesses. At our next meeting we will be discussing the final details of the Americorps team that will be coming. They will be helping us on some borough projects that will benefit many in the community, including working on the playground, doing some work at the library, and helping clean the graves at the cemetery. If you would like to attend the next meeting, it is this Friday, June 9th at 9:00 am in the Ulysses community center. I will be there, I hope to see you there too.