As foretold by emails from #Emailgate, the Oneida County agency "OCLDC" passed lead SEQR agency onto the City of Utica Planning Board. Below are the documents, as well as our research on their actions...
February 15, 2018 - Many were on hand for the City of Utica Planning Board meeting. We asked to speak, were told "No", we spoke anyway. Yet they went onto make the decision as they knew they would...
Tonight @CityofUtica City Hall, SEQRA Lead Agency for @MVHealthSystem, the vote: Tony Colon (Yes), Joe Priore (No) Joe Caruso (Yes), George Mitchell (Yes), Fred Matrulli (absent). Follow #hospitalgate at https://t.co/zOXwqm3Ury pic.twitter.com/GpyiYFMAml— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 15, 2018
Accounts of the meeting are posted below, as well as the unfolding story. First the Facebook thread that sparked media, Member Threat Made, But #NoHospitalDowntown Quickly Denounces Comment
February 21, 2018 - The Planning Board responds, "To the administrators of the No Hospital Downtown (NHD) Facebook Group"
February 21, 2018 - #NoHospitalDowntown alerted of another City Hall meeting. Utica's Common Council to vote to support Planning Board's decision to be SEQR lead agency... SEQRA Lead Agency Resolution: This resolution, if passed, would support the Utica Planning Board as lead agency for the SEQR process of the Mohawk Valley Health System hospital proposal.
February 18, 2018 - Issues can get complicated at times, and the discussion swirling around the new hospital is no exception, "Let's Keep It Simple"... A KISS for Our New Hospital!
February 16, 2018 - Utica's newspaper reports, Utica planning board takes lead on hospital environmental review
February 16, 2018 - Sparks at City Hall meetiung, Utica's planning board has voted SEQR, but decision didn't come without protest
February 15, 2018 - Utica's planning board voted to accept the responsibility of acting as the lead agency for the downtown hospital State Environmental Quality Review Act or SEQRA process... WKTV2 Reports On Proposed Utica Hospital SEQR Review
February 5, 2018 - Mohawk Valley Health System's application seeking assistance for its downtown Utica hospital... Request for Financial Help, Starts SEQR Process
February 2, 2018 - As reported by the UticaOD, The New York State Environmental Quality Review process has begun for the proposed downtown Utica hospital