The Clarkstown Town Board agreed Tuesday to pay $90,000 for a permanent property easement in order to build a new sewer pump station along Northbound Route 303 in West Nyack. The existing station near North Greenbush Road is in a flood zone. The board also authorized a bid to replace the Klein Avenue Pump Station with the expectation that that FEMA funds will pay for that upgrade.
In January, the Clarkstown Town Board approved eminent domain proceedings for the property after a year of negotiations failed to lead to an agreement. In December 2012, the property owner rejected the town’s bid to purchase the property. The amount of the bid was not disclosed. At Tuesday’s meeting the board voted in favor of acquiring the land for up to $90,0000 from Hauser Bros. Holdings, LLC and to reimburse its attorney’s fee up to $10,000 and closing costs.
The town determined it needed the 0.9 acres at 160 North Route 303 to construct a new sewer pump station. The existing pump station near North Greenbush Road serves 20 homes and five businesses. Plans call for it to be dismantled once the new pump station with a backup generator is built.
Another pump station issue moved forward, the replacement of the Klein Avenue facility. The board approved awarding the $74,390 project to Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co, Inc. of Paterson, NJ. The town expects the project to reduce flooding in the West Nyack neighborhood will be paid for with FEMA reimbursement funds.
Board members also authorized $39,995 to reduce the amount of vegetation growing in Congers Lake and other bodies of water in town. Department of Environmental Control Deputy Director Dennis Letson said the vegetation at Congers Lake interferes with rowing and other recreational programs. He explained the town has had the mitigation program for 10 years and that the board was approving a new annual agreement with DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. of Hazleton, PA.
Additionally, the board granted permission to the Parks Board and Recreation Commission to hold the yearly July 4th fireworks display at Nanuet Senior High School on Wednesday, July 3rd at 9:30 p.m.