Tusten becomes ‘friend of the court’ to Dryden and Middlefield
Along with this resolution, the board also voted on another contentious issue: casinos. The resolution was to support the enactments of a constitutional amendment authorizing Class III gaming in the State of New York, and to send a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo supporting his casino bill (see article on page 3). Wingert took a stand against casinos in Sullivan County but said, “The constituents that I talked to seem to be overwhelmingly in favor of casinos. Personally I am not for it, but I am going to vote yes.” All of the other board members voted yes, and the resolution passed.
The meeting ended with a presentation by Heather Jacksy, the associate planner for the Planning Division of Sullivan County, about the Sullivan County Waterfront Revitalization plan. This plan would put six new river access points in six towns stretching from Hancock to Port Jervis, of which Narrowsburg is one. Jacksy said that, right now, that spot would be at the Ten Mile River access, but that is up for discussion. The board members agreed that the Department of Environmental Conservation access point might be a better location. Overall, the revitalization plan intends to enhance the Upper Delaware River as a tourist attraction, complete with many amenities. Jacksy said that anyone in the community can get involved with the planning.