CWC Board Approves Flood Funds For Catskill Villages
The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors held its July 2 Board Meeting at the Stamford Town Hall in Hobart. There were six flood mitigation projects approved for applicants in Hunter, Prattsville and Windham.
One project, reimbursement to secure a 1,000 gallon propane tank was authorized for 7883 Hunter, LLC, a property that was awarded $278,000 last month to elevate the structure.
The Hunter Fire Department was approved funding in the amount of $10,000 to complete a feasibility study to evaluate the possible relocation of the firehouse at 17 Bridge Street in the Village of Hunter. The structure is classified a “Critical Facility” and the Local Flood Analysis for the Village recommended it be relocated out of the flood plain.
Prattsville Art Center located at 14562 State Route 23 in Prattsville was approved funding in the amount of $5,000 to complete a feasibility study to evaluate possible flood mitigation measures for the structure which is being renovated to be a gathering place for the arts.
The Town of Prattsville was approved funding in the amount of $5,000 to complete a feasibility study to look at flood mitigation possibilities for the town hall located at 14517 State Highway 23. During Hurricane Irene in 2011, the building had between three to five feet of water inside.
Edward Rivera of Prattsville and Ken and Kathy Pyle of Delhi were each approved for $5,000 to evaluate possible flood mitigation measures for their residences.
Engineering consultant Brinnier and Larios was approved for additional funding for work tasks and laboratory fees that were completed in preparation for the removal of the Mount Pleasant Bridge in Mount Tremper. There were also costs associated with redesigning the bridge access road.
Stamford Town Supervisor Mike Triolo led a tour around the village to bookstores, the Hobart Historical Museum, the local hardware store and other businesses following the committee meetings.
During the board meeting Don Dales from the Hobart Business Association briefed the audience about local businesses and things they were doing to improve the village as well as attract more people to town.
The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. www.cwconline.org