An on-going community-based effort to improve Port Chester that started with a Facebook page has led to the creation of a web page to support the effort.
Port Chester resident Keith Morlino said the site went live this week as a way to help local residents get involved with efforts to help the village become a better, and safer place to live.
The web site, called People for a Better Port Chester, comes after a "Town Hall" style meeting involving residents and local officials focused on local issues and led to the creation of committees to discuss solutions to local problems.
"We have broken into groups and each group is meeting independently, some are off to a running start already," said Morlino, who is on the public safety committee.
He said the web site will provide updates on the work of committees and the progress being made.
Upcoming committee meetings:
Oct. 14, 2012
10:30 a.m. - Panera Bread, Port Chester
Consistency in Code Enforcement Committee
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
7:15 p.m. - Home of Kathy Zaccagnino
15 Quintard Drive, Port Chester
Here's the introduction given on the site:
We really need to get the word out there and need the support of as many community members as possible. Here are ways in which you can help: “Like” our Facebook Page and refer your friends to our page, send emails to your friends with information about the different committees that we have developed and encourage them to volunteer, and lastly, drop off copies of our “Get Involved” Flyer to any churches, businesses, or places you visit so that we can reach those individuals/groups who do not use email or have a computer or may have difficulty with the English language and we want to encourage every ones involvement. Every voice counts!
Each committee will identify 3 issues/goals to work on in an effort to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Village of Port Chester.