JAMESTOWN, NY, 08/21/19 — Philmont Beautification, Inc. (PBI) is one of this year’s Preserve New York (PNY) grantees. Their grant of $10,000 will enable PBI to hire Jessie Ravage of Cooperstown to complete a village-wide reconnaissance level survey of Philmont. This survey will help determine the boundaries of a potential State and National Register Historic District. This designation could ultimately benefit the work of PBI and residents by allowing them to use the Federal and NYS Historic Tax Credits for rehabilitation projects.
“This grant award will assist in advancing the Comprehensive Plan recommendation and the Summit Lake and its Watercourse BOA Nomination, including the vision to conduct a village-wide survey of historic buildings,” said John Gourlay, President, Philmont Beautification, Inc. “It will enable the community and the Village of Philmont to evaluate the creation of one or more historic districts connected to the history of mills in the village. PBI is delighted to have been chosen for this grant award that will assist with hiring the consultant, Jessie Ravage, to conduct this survey with the participation of PBI and one of the community-based BOA Working Groups.”