Community Development Agency

Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall
    16 James Street
    Middletown, NY 10940

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Joseph M. DeStefano, Chairman
  • Paul Johnson, Vice Chairman
  • Jude Jean-Francois, Member
  • Andrew Green, Member
  • Gerald P. Kleiner, Member
  • Joseph G. Masi, Member
  • Kate Wray, Member
  • J. Miguel Rodrigues, Member
  • Sparrow Tobin, Member
  • Kevin Witt, Member

Staff

  • Maria Bruni, Executive Director
  • Leonora Liz, Treasurer
  • Gene Grillo, CDA Counsel
  • Patricia Racine, Secretary

Overview

The Middletown Community Development Agency's (CDA) purpose is to plan and implement programs involving the rehabilitation and revitalization of both the residential and commercial sectors of the City of Middletown, foster economic growth, provide assistance to public service organizations, eliminate blight, promoted neighborhood stabilization, and improve housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents of the City of Middletown.

The Middletown Community Development Agency will implement its mission by undertaking initiatives principally geared toward the elimination of blighted and deteriorated conditions existing among the City's residential and commercial properties. The Middletown Community Development Agency will acquire blighted properties, provide resources for rehabilitation of acquired properties, and will create financing mechanisms to allow for the acquisition of rehabilitated properties for homeownership by low- and moderate-income residents.

Funding

The Middletown Community Development Agency will be capitalized with municipal resources as well as other state and federal financial resources and program income.

History

The City of Middletown Community Development Agency is a public benefit corporation that has been authorized to be re-established by New York State legislation on July 18, 2012, at the request of the City of Middletown. It functions as an "Urban Renewal Agency" under Articles 15, 15-A, and Section 633 of Article 15-B of the General Municipal Laws of the State of New York and was enacted into law as Chapter 200 of the Laws of 2012, While it is an independent entity from the City of Middletown government, the City of Middletown Common Council and Mayor are the members of the Middletown Community Development Agency Board of Directors pursuant to Section 601-a of the New York General Municipal Law. The Common Council has adopted the City of Middletown Urban Renewal Plan which will guide the operation of the Middletown Community Development Agency.

Middletown Community Development Agency Performance Goals (Adopted June 03, 2014)

  • Operate in a fiscally conscientious and responsible manner.
  • To continually assess the needs of the City's residents, and to strive to apply the Agency's services where they will create the most benefit and community vitality.
  • To meet the needs of the community by working to secure state and federal funding for City and community priorities.
  • To cultivate community trust and engagement by operating in a transparent and easily accessible manner.
  • To meet the needs of the residents of the City of Middletown by supporting local public service agencies and programs.
  • Assist City of Middletown municipal departments including Code Enforcement, Office of Economic and Community Development, and the Department of Public Works to identify blighted properties and assist in the rehabilitation and repositioning of subject properties through funding programs aimed at the removal of blight in residential neighborhoods and improve the economic development of the City.

Community Development Agency Guidelines