CWC funds Watershed projects

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MARGARETVILLE, NY, June 8, 2017 – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors has approved funding for six stormwater projects, four fuel tank anchoring projects and materials for a much-needed parking lot for a popular state trailhead.

In addition, funds were approved for four residential septic system replacements, each costing more than $25,000 in the Towns of Hurley, Andes, Neversink and Stamford.

The CWC Board, at its June 6 monthly meeting, authorized reimbursement of up to $43,333 in stormwater design costs to Conestoga Investments which is converting and expanding buildings on Dolan’s Lane in the Village of Hunter into residential units. The company may apply to the NYC DEP for reimbursement of an equal amount.

Long Leasing (Allison Oil Co.) in the Town of Andes was approved for reimbursement of up to $16,400 for design and construction of stormwater controls for a new building erected within 100 feet of a watercourse at 580 Main Street, site of the former Andes Town Hall. Long Leasing may apply to NYC DEP for reimbursement of an equal amount.

Reimbursement of construction costs for stormwater controls whose designs were previously funded by CWC were approved for Windham Mountain Retreat, Delhi Community Church, and Community Bank in Fleischmanns, and additional funds were allocated for a major project at South Kortright Central School.

The Board voted to pay the costs of anchoring fuel tanks over 500 gallons at American Legion Post 190 in Delhi, at the homes of Tsering Gaga in Walton and John Petschauer in Delhi, and at IEH Auto Parts in Delhi.

The tanks were addressed as part of the CWC’s Flood Mitigation Implementation Program.

Funding for construction materials for a new parking area for the Overlook Mountain Trail in the Town of Woodstock was also approved. The Board authorized expenditures of up to $100,000 for crushed stone and Geogrid fabric for the lot which will accommodate approximately 50 vehicles. NYS DEC crews and equipment will do the work.

This project is part of the Catskill Master Plan Stewardship and Planning grant awarded by the state for Catskill Park recreation initiatives. The CWC is administering the funds.

For more information on the CWC and its programs to protect water quality, and preserve communities in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed, visit