BOA Updates & Progress

Grant Committee

Larry Ostrander, Chair, Trustee
Brian Johnson, Co-Chair, Mayor
Sally Baker (PBI), Project Manager

Read about the BOA Grant Process, and the History of Philmont’s BOA Grant


Subarea 1 | Summit Lake waterfront, playground, park, & community center. Goals: Improve the park and playground to better serve the community and redesign the community center. Working group: Chair: Mark Rowntree

Subarea 2 | Canal Street mill and parking lots. Goals: Redevelop the parking lots, preserve the millpond and watercourse artifacts, construct a new building for this area to support local trades, create a heritage trail, and preserve and restore historic buildings. Working group (Heritage Working Group): Sally Baker (Chair), PBI Director, BOA & LWRP Project Manager; Tobi Farley, Philmont Library Director; Shawn Jennings, resident, local historian; Arthur King, resident, business owner; Sarah Barton-King, resident, business owner.

Subarea 3 | Summit Mill. Goals: Revitalize the Summit Mill. Working group: TBD.

Subarea 4 | Summit Lake Restoration. Goals: Interface with the Lake & Waterfront Revitalization Program’s watershed management plan working group and connect to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Working group: TBD

Subarea 5 | Downtown. Goals: Revitalize selected sites on Main Street. Working group: TBD.

Lake & Waterfront Revitalization Project (LWRP). Goals: Work with the municipalities of the Summit Lake watershed to Improve and maintain the water quality of Summit Lake. Advisory Working Group. Chair: Barbara Sagal; Town partners (participants in the Agawamuck Creek watershed management plan): Claverack Hillsdale, Ghent, Austerlitz


  • DECEMBER 4, 5 & 12, 2021. Community Center & Playground Re-design Kick-off Presentation. Details.
  • NOVEMBER 10, 2021. Initiating Meeting between the BOA Village Board Liaisons Larry Ostrander and Brian Johnson, PBI, and the Department of State (DOS) will be held on November 10, 2021. Summary Notes from this meeting, upon approval by DOS, will be made available to the public. DOS will lead this meeting and its purpose will be to review all aspects of the grant, including project scope, schedules, roles, responsibilities, requirements, selection process for consultants, and State Environmental Quality Review Act requirements.
  • OCTOBER 1, 2021. Next steps announced to advance the proposed Village of Philmont Historic District Nomination.


Historic District Presentation | July 10, 2:00-3:30 pm, Village Hall

Historic District Presentation | July 10, 2:00-3:30 pm, Village Hall

GUEST SPEAKER: Matthew Kierstead from Milestone Heritage Consulting Please join us at the Village Hall this Sunday, February 20th 2:00 ...
Community Center & Playground Redesign Kick-off Presentation Poster for Neighbors Sunday December 4 at 2-3:30pm

Community Center & Playground Redesign Presentations (Dec 4, 5 and 12)

Kick-off Presentations Next Steps in designing a new Community Center & Playground Overview of the BOA-funded design project.How you can ...
Village of Philmont Cultural Resources Survey Cover

Cultural Resources Survey

The Village of Philmont, in a project partnership with Philmont Beautification, Inc., has released a three-volume Reconnaissance-Level Cultural Resources Survey ...