The Clarkstown Town Board unanimously moved a resolution to take excavated fill from the Central Nyack Drainage Project and store it at an underutilized commuter lot for possible use for another project.
“The Central Nyack Drainage Project involved the removal of a tremendous amount of fill,” said Town Attorney Amy Mele. “The original bid called for the contractor to take that fill and dispose of it, and it was a rather pricey line item.”
The vote came during Tuesday’s meeting, and the fill will be saved to help build a higher berm around the drainage basin at Klein Avenue in West Nyack, which is intended to help the area’s flooding issues.
The fill will be placed at the commuter lot on Route 303 South.
In the resolution, the New York State Department of Transportation agreed to issue a permit to Clarkstown to store fill at the lot. The department also requires a bond of $499,000 and letter of credit in the amount of $49,000 to secure the removal of the fill from the commuter lot.
Per the resolution, the supervisor is authorized to obtain the bond and letter of credit, and a fee of $12,500 for the bond will be a proper charge.
Also from Tuesday’s meeting:
- The Town Board approved a resolution allowing the town attorney to get an independent third party to . It was questioned during public comments why the town has to get an independent party to appraise the property, which Town Supervisor Alex Gromack . “I don’t think the courts would accept an appraisal by an employee of the town,” Mele said. “It would have to be an independent third party appraisal, so that’s why an independent firm was hired for the appraisal.”
- A resolution was moved to adopt the Tappan Zee Bridge Task Force’s and authorized the task force to distribute the report to the New York State Department of Transportation and other state, county and municipal agencies. The resolution also calls for the state to establish a committee to review the issues raised in the report.
- The town moved a resolution to give money to two veterans organizations as part of annual money given to the groups for leasing or rental and maintenance of a facility, as well as patriotic observance. The Jewish War Veterans Post 756 and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Port 9215 both will receive $750 this year from the town, $500 for leasing or rental and meeting facility maintenance and $250 for patriotic observance.
- The Town Board also welcomed the nine winners of the awards for a presentation at the top of the meeting:
Albertus Magnus High School 9/11 Memorial Garden in Bardonia
Category: Community Project
Mandel, Katz & Brosnan, LLP, Mandel Family Realty in Valley Cottage
Category: Professional Office
Grande Centrale Restaurant in Congers
New City Fire Engine Company #1
Teplitz Scrap Metal Recycling in Nanuet
Plastic-Craft Products Corp. in West Nyack
Category: Small Business
New City Stop & Shop, Alfred Weissman Real Estate Developer
Category: Shopping Center/Retail
TD Bank in New City
Category: Service Business
Dellwood Park Civic Association (New City)
Category: Civic Pride
The winners were selected based on their efforts to beautify their properties and contribute to the town's revitalization.