City welcomes new Planning Board member

Published Aug 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

David Troutman has joined the Rome Planning Board, replacing Nick Carletta, whose term expired, according to an announcement by city officials.

Troutman will serve by appointment of the mayor through July 1, 2022. The five members of the board are volunteers and are not paid.

Troutman, 1014 Jervis Ave., is retired from the Air Force, a flight crew member for a B52 bomber, who chose to retire in Rome after being transferred to Griffiss Air Force Base in 1972, which he said, “was to me the best in the world.”

He said: “When it came time to retire I chose to stay in Rome rather than go to Minot, N.D. I have always been impressed with the way the people of Rome celebrate the history of this area but also look to the future..”

“I look forward to making a contribution in helping to share in our future while not forgetting the great contributions Rome has made in the past,” Troutman added.

He resides with his wife and has three adult children.

Troutman joins board Chair Mark Esposito and members Joseph Calandra, Ann Cianfrocco and Tom Arcuri.

The board provides community input and advice to the mayor, the Common Council and the Department of Community and Economic Development on matters affecting planning and development within the community.

The board reviews plans for subdivisions, applications for site plans for new or modified construction, applications for changes to the official zoning map and requests for changes within the Historic District.

The board also reviews State Environmental Quality Review Act applications to determine the significance of the impact of proposed projects on the environment.

The board meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Common Council chambers at City Hall.