Potsdam Not Giving Up On State MoneyPosted: Updated:
While Watertown got $10 million from the state, the village of Potsdam got nothing. The village came up empty in Governor Cuomo's downtown competition.
But, Potsdam officials say they'll be back.
There's a plan for downtown Potsdam. Village officials want to extend the river walk and improve parks. A whitewater kayaking run and rehabbing buildings at Clarkson University downtown are also on the list.
Village officials say they think the plan has what it takes to be a winner.
“We'll use this as a motivation, if you will, to move forward for next year's grant application. Should the funding become available we'll definitely try to be in the game again,” said Greg Thompson, Potsdam village administrator. “The things we could have done, the applications we could have made, with that money, would have definitely got things turned around for us economically.”
Potsdam's plan to apply for the money depends on the state legislature again putting up the money.