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CAP-21 MISSION STATEMENT

CAP-21 will nurture and support vibrant and sustainable year-round Adirondack communities through its work in promoting economic revitalization, social responsibility and environmental balance.

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Vision

CAP-21 will be viewed as a reliable and effective source for:
* Planning for the future of our communities, while preserving and protecting the beauty and benefits of our heritage and our natural resources;
* Facilitating open communication and increased cooperation among diverse entities within the region;
* Supporting the development and implementation of comprehensive master plans for each of our constituent towns and for the region;
* Creating partnerships that maintain and enhance economic development, stability and growth;
* Encouraging cooperation among the constituent towns in terms of sharing human and material resources
* Helping to leverage resources and maximize capacities of regional not-for-profits;
* Implementing community enhancement projects, and
* Facilitating community education on issues of importance.

CAP-21 Grants & Project Activity for 2018

Grants Approved & Forthcoming
• Herkimer County HealthNet – new playground equipment for McCauley Mt. $5,000 and relocation of existing playground;
• McCauley Mt. – from NYSERDA, snowmaking equipment upgrade; $52,855 from National Grid; also incentive for replacement of ski lift motor and drive, approximately $6,000; including energy incentives;
• Inlet Library – from Southern Adirondack Library System; $29,831 for completing library renovations in 2015
• Woodgate Library – from Mid-York Library System, $41,269 for roofing, alarm systems, foundation work and accessibility;
• Inlet Community/Senior Center – assistance from the Adirondack Foundation, the Community Foundation and fund-raising for new carpeting, $4,200;
• North Woods Community Center – from The Community Foundation, $10,000 for building preservation & enhancements;
• Indian Lake Main Street – from NYS Office of Housing & Community Renewal, $200,000 for main street revitalization;
• Inlet Sixth Lake – from NYS Department of State, $19,600 for accessible floating dockage at Sixth Lake, administered through Village of Tupper Lake;
• Webb Town Garage – from NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), approximately $82,500;
• Town of Webb Police Dept. – from NYS Criminal Justice Services $2,500 for new radio equipment; and from Bulletproof Vest Partnership $2,399 for reimbursement of vest purchases;
• Old Forge-Thendara Shuttle – from NYS Department of Transportation and Herkimer/Oneida County Transportation Study, $45,750 to implement a summer transportation shuttle;
• Mission Boutique of Niccolls Memorial – from The Community Foundation, $57,300 to construct new Mission Boutique building;

Grants Management & Administration
• State & Municipal Assistance (SAM) grant – from Senator Farley, $60,000 to provide building renovation and preservation at Town of Webb Court Building and Town Hall;
• Arrowhead Park with NYS Department of State, improvements in lighting, restroom facilities, accessibility, Youth Commission Bldg.;
• Inlet Barnstormers with NYS Parks & Recreation, new John Deere groomer, utility trailer and Kabota UTV;
• Long Lake Waterfront Revitalization – administered through Village of Potsdam, for reconstruction of municipal dock, beach improvements, etc.; $342,000 NYS Department of State (DOS);

Assistance to Local Organizations
• St. Bartholomew, Niccolls Memorial  & Inlet Community Church Food Pantries
• Senior Health Activities And Recreation Program (SHARP)
• Okara Lakes Association
• Town of Webb Scholarship Fund

Regional Projects
• Recreation Mobile Application – with Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages
• Advantage Adirondacks – economic development strategies for the Park through Hamilton County Adirondack Partnership
• Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
• Adirondack Trails & Lodging System Project
• Great South Woods – with SUNY Environmental Sciences & Forestry (ESF)
• Adirondack Trail Towns – with Hamilton County

Commenting on Regional Issues
• Upper Hudson Recreation Hub UMP
• Adirondack State Park State Land Master Plan
• Essex Chain of Lakes UMP
• Remsen-Lake Placid Transportation Corridor
• Moose River Plains Mountain Bike Plan
• Great South Woods Unit Management Plan

Talk To The CAP – Please tell us what you think about topics and issues important to our communities and the Adirondacks, or just vent (in an Adirondack nice way). Just go to:
http://cap-21.org/cap-corner/talk-to-the-cap