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MARGARETVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2017– The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on November 7 approved a grant of $220,174 to the Village of Delhi to buy a new street sweeper and vacuum truck.
The vehicle will replace one purchased in 2008 with an initial Stormwater Retrofit Grant from the CWC. The machine collects dirt and debris from paved surfaces and removes sediment from catch basins. As was agreed to in their first grant, the Village must continue to make the Elgin sweeper available to other Delaware County municipalities in the NYC Watershed.
The CWC Board also authorized reimbursement of up to $89,415 for stormwater controls required under the NYC Watershed Regulations for a new Dollar General store in Grand Gorge. The funds, distributed under the Future Stormwater Program, will go to Columbus Midtown Properties of Charlotte, NC, developers of the Route 23 retail store.
In other business the Board authorized renewal of a contract with Ulster Community College to partially fund (for $45,000) the position of a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counselor to work with Watershed businesses and entrepreneurs. To take advantage of this free service, contact the SBDC counselor, 845-339-0025.
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