SALT Development coordinates collaborative regional projects that develop disaster resilience and accentuate existing local assets.
Trails & Tales of Schoharie County Website & Augmented Reality Mobile Application – SALT, in partnership with NYS Council on the Arts, RPI, NYS Folklore Society, Schoharie County’s Quilt Barn Trail and Beverage Trails, Go Gonzalez and dozens of other partners, has developed an innovative website to highlight the region’s rich assets. www.trailstotales.org Users are able to access various cultural trails and accompanying videos and audio clips about local assets. Over 100 video and audio clips have been produced.
Central Bridge Planning Project – On behalf of the Towns of Esperance and Schoharie, SALT will carry out the following community development planning process focused on housing and streetscape improvements in the residential hamlet of Central Bridge. The project will engage local leaders, municipal officials, universities, regional community planning, landscape architecture and/or engineering firms, as well as residents in community planning for four (4) focus areas. These include: 1) Inventory of Assets and Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis; 2) Produce Streetscape Plan including conceptual designs, cost estimates and a matrix of implementation funding sources; 3) Housing Conditions and Vacant Property Assessment Survey and Report with recommendations and matrix of implementation funds; and 4) Community Center SWOT Analysis. For more information contact Jerrine Corallo at JerrineC@SALTdevelopment.org.
Vacant Property Committee – SALT recognizes that housing is a fundamental element of a healthy community. Vacant properties continue to negatively impact the quality of life in our communities. Based on the receipt of pending funds, Project Director Jerrine Corallo will work with a team of local volunteers, municipal leaders, national experts and other stakeholders to form a Vacant Property Committee this year. To get involved contact Jerrine at JerrineC@SALTdevelopment.org.
Kits for Kids – School-Aged Preparedness Kits & Workshops – details from SALT’s Preparedness Committee about this year’s program coming soon!
Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) Standard Operating Procedures – In the event of a future disaster, Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services has asked SALT to stand up and coordinate a VRC. A VRC is a location where spontaneous, unaffiliated disaster volunteers can come and register, and from there they are referred to local agencies to assist with relief efforts.
Schoharie Creek Trail Feasibility Study – SALT, in partnership with Schoharie County Planning, NYS Department of State and dozens of other partners, is facilitating an exciting asset based community and economic renewal venture to analyze the ecological, legal and economic feasibility of a 38- mile multi-use trail connecting assets and communities from Esperance to Blenheim.