Community Project Page Updates & Goals for 2018 – 2019

This page is dedicated to giving the Community a list of various projects the town is currently working on and updates on the progress we are making. Keep up to date on all the happenings and improvements around town as we begin to revitalize Cairo. Also stay in touch by following us on Facebook!

Cairo’s Water Infrastructure Project

Part of the $2.4 million dollar funding will be used to:
1) Secure a new additional water source for the Town sites have been selected for drilling
2) Replace the old clogged and leaking water pipes in Town engineering will be done in 2018 & water main replacement in 2019
3) Replace any and ALL water meters with a remote reading capacity. Bid has been awarded- meter replacement to begin the end of 2017 early 2018
4) Replace the current water tank — engineering will be done in 2018 & water tank replacement in 2019

Sidewalk Project
1) The Town currently has secured grant money of $75,000 to be used towards the new sidewalks for Cairo:
2) Town has also been awarded additional funding through DOT for $551,000 in grant funds for the Sidewalk Project
3) The sidewalk will run from the Elementary School down to Hannaford
4) Construction work is tentatively scheduled to start Fall of 2018

Town Hall Annex
The Annex building supplies should arrive at the Annex building by late November and work should be completed by the of 2017. Police will be in the building by the beginning of 2018.

New Ambulance Building
The Town has secured a building on Railroad Avenue to serve as the new ambulance building- Going out to bid beginning of November 2017. Work to begin January of 2018

New Sign Installation
The Town’s new electronic and digital sign is installed and is up and running. The base and the roof are to be completed early 2018.

Senior Center Recreation Area
The Town Park will be adding a senior recreational area in the Cairo Town Park
1) Tentatively scheduled to be added are shuffle board, horseshoes and bocce ball.
2) Work will continued to be done on the Senior Area of the park in the spring 2018.

Soccer Fields
1) Starting as soon as final grant approval is given, the soccer fields near the Emergency Center, will start to have work done on them.
2) The Town of Cairo obtained a matching grant fund from the Bank of Greene County to assist with the work.

Mountain Avenue View Shed
Started by the Mountain Avenue Project group members this project is geared to open up the view of the Catskill Mountains on Mountain Avenue
The project began in late 2016 and expects to be complete by 2018 or 2019 at the latest. This is a scenic pull off with a kiosk and bench for viewing the mountain range.

Street Light Change Over
Work has begun on the street lights, when they burn out they are being replaced by more cost effect lighting.

Zoning Review
The newly completed zoning laws have been voted on and approved by the Town and the Town Board. They are posted on the town’s website.

Tax Assessment Grace Period
The town is looking pass a local law that would give property owners a specific grace period on the assessment
of their property when they have made improvements to their property. This will be done in early 2018.

Solar Farm Viability
The Town continues to look at the zoning for solar farms on Town property to reduce the energy source and provide a source of revenue without compromising the areas the farms are to be located in.

Good Energy
Reviewing an aggregation program reducing electric bills to residents by supplying an alternative electric supply source.

Modernizing the Highway Vehicle Fleet
In 2017 the Town Board will be reviewing ways to help modernize the town’s highway departments vehicle fleet.

Insurance Plans
There were substantial costs savings with changing the insurance plans for the Highway Department. Other cost saving avenues are also being explored for the other Town employees.

Dog Park Upgrades
The new dog park is up and running! There is now a big dog park and a little dog park both with double gates for security. There are new dog park rule signs at each fenced area. These are there to ensure everyone has a good and safe time at the park.

Community Gardens
The community gardens in the park are open to all residents for use. Prepare over the winter for your spring gardening.

Town Standards
The Town Board continues to review and improve standards, policies, & laws for the town while maintaining a fiscally responsibility
to the Town residents.

Building and Code Enforcement
The building and code department has been actively enforcing the town’s building and code laws and will be even more visible in 2018.

We are supporting our local organizations: Cairo Historical Society, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Durham Little League, American Legion, Boy Scouts Troop 43, Greene County Department of the Aging, Greene County Pop Warner, The Rip Van Winkle Soccer Club/Northern Catskill Youth Association, Columbia Greene Community College, Cairo-Durham School District, Cairo Development Foundation