DEC critical of Cochecton’s Climate Action Plan
In other news, councilman Larry Richardson’s Upper Delaware Council (UDC) report detailed remarks made by Thomas Fikslin of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at the June 6 meeting of the UDC. Fikslin informed the group that the Delaware River from the upper section to Trenton is designated as anti-degradation waters. The DRBC has established monitoring stations on Delaware tributaries to record baseline water quality. In the event that gas fracking occurs along the Delaware River and/or its tributaries, the DRBC will be able to identify water pollution and determine its source; he noted that at this time there is no wastewater treatment facility in the Delaware River Basin licensed to process flow-back or fracking production water.
The board passed two resolutions. The first was adoption of a new notice-of-claim process mandated by New York State; parties desiring to file a claim against the town must now do so through the office of the New York Secretary of State, which will then act on behalf of the claimant. The second was for road closures in conjunction with the July 13 Day on the Lake parade and festivities. Details of the closures are excerpted from the resolution:
“Whereas, In order to protect the assemblage and activities, it is necessary to close off to traffic State Route 52, between Nearing Road and County Road 116, then up County Road 116 to the intersection of Smales Road, in the Hamlet of Lake Huntington for a parade at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and County Road 116 between Smales Road and Mitchell Pond East, during the event from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.”
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.