CWC Board Approves Funds in Walton and Hunter for Flood Hazard Projects
09/26/2019 - The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors on June 4 awarded $83,740 to Townsend Elementary School on North Street in the Village of Walton to design property protection measures against future flooding.
The school is listed as a "Critical Facility" and is located along East Brook which has a history of frequent flooding. In 2006, flood waters entered the school. Flood protection for the building was recommended in the Walton Tributary Local Flood Analysis (LFA).
A feasibility study for the Walton School District was completed in July 2012 by Bernier, Carr and Associates. There was a meeting on site in April 2019 to discuss flood proofing ideas and methods, the design for which will now be fleshed out.
In other action taken by the CWC Board June 4, owners of a building on Main Street in the Village of Hunter were awarded $278,000 to begin the construction phase of a project to elevate the structure by more than three feet. This will be the first structural elevation project funded under the Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation program.
The project, planned by 7883 Hunter LLC and managed by Mark Chodock, will allow future flood waters to pass through vents in a new concrete foundation. The historic building, a former International Order of Oddfellows Lodge, is located 300 feet from the Schoharie Creek within a Special Flood Hazard area named in the Village's Local Flood Analysis. The structure is envisioned as a café and office space.
More CWC Board actions:
• Additional funding was approved for a stormwater project at the Masserson Properties (The Roxbury Motel) in the Town of Roxbury.
• Windham Manor will receive additional funding for stormwater costs associated with construction of a wedding venue. This project is located on County Route 10 in the Town of Windham, Greene County. The project will include a newly constructed barn and parking lot.
• Windham Foursome will be reimbursed $275,000 for stormwater costs associated with a five-acre, 10-parcel subdivision in the Town of Windham.
• A Town of Kortright homeowner was approved $13,900 for the design of stormwater controls at his property. John Gleason's property is located in the McMurdy Brook subdivision, Delaware County.
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.