Village Trustee Armon Benny said he hopes that more people help the group because it falls under the village's efforts to spruce up the streets. Benny said the board has focused a lot of attention recently on efforts to improve the health, safety and property values in Scotia. This includes attention to neglected properties.
"It is quite a list we are working on, but there is only so much that can be accomplished by government alone. The Neighborhood Environmental Coalition is a fantastic group working to help our village improve itself," said Benny. "They deserve much publicity and much credit for their actions and efforts on behalf of each of us in the Village of Scotia. We are very fortunate to have residents who want to help and who get involved on their own initiative."