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Peekskill Officials to Discuss Paramount, Wizard of Oz Statues and Capital Projects Tonight

Here's a rundown of some of the agenda items during tonight's Peekskill Common Council work session.

The Peekskill Common Council has scheduled a common  council meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m., inside city hall.

Tonight’s agenda include discussions on:

  • A discussion on the proposals submitted by Red House Entertainment, Tarrytown Music Hall and the Paramount Phoenix Group to lease and manage the Paramount Center for the Arts.
  • A plan to change the zoning in the downtown area to allow for greater variety in residential uses.
  • A contract with the Birsdall Services Group to create construction and permit documents for the Peekskill Landing Project. The city originally entered into a $129,450 contract with Birdsall for the services, but the city needs to amend the contract by $14,400 in order to re-bid the project.
  • The authorization to use funds from of an Empire State Development grant to allow Richard Masloski to sculpt life-sized bronze sculptures of the characters from the Wizard of Oz. The statue would be placed on the southern end of the Riverfront Green. Initial costs for the statues were estimated .
  • An update on the city’s capital projects.
Joe Shmoe February 21, 2013 at 06:35 AM
Now that is some good hearted humor right there. And here I thought it was a huge replica of the HIV virus. Which is fitting for all the IV drug usage going on around here.
LoveElvis February 22, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Mr. Heitmann - I read these insane comments for fun. It seems like 6-7 cranks comment on every issue. Usually, ill informed and very anti-administration. Please dont take thier ranting serious and please dont think this represents any part of Peekskill. If your group is eventually chosen, I wish you the best of luck.
Diana February 23, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I totally disagree with you Mary...The Lincoln Statue is a master piece. A true vision of Lincoln himself.
Diana February 23, 2013 at 07:09 PM
The Oz Statues would enhance the Riverfront front. Attract tourist, and teach the young and the old a little history. To dismiss the Oz idea is a great mistake.
Diana February 23, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Peter, The idea of the Oz Statues came about several years ago. The connection to Frank Baum and Peekskill is a fact. Having the statues down at the waterfront would bring pleasure for all those who visit. Yes, I do agree with you on the Lincoln statue, It's a marvelous piece keep art alive!

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