Knotweed is sprouting and spreading
No show, no money
In other business, in an effort to make township attendance more regular, the council approved a resolution allowing UDC to withhold the $100 monthly stipend for any town failing to attend for three consecutive months.
They announced that a pool of $3,000 is available for a pilot program to fund member towns’ applications for river-edge clean-up programs. The NPS formerly funded this along with local police and constables within corridor. Trash pickup funding was cut amid federal budget reductions several years ago.
They approved a letter to New York City’s new Mayor deBlasio seeking the new administration’s cooperation in enacting a protocol for thermal stress reservoir releases to protect upstream fisheries in times of high air temperatures, in which they noted that past requests had been ignored “without even the courtesy of any response.”
They approved a letter of support for the Town of Tusten’s Federal Transportation Alternative Program application, which would provide for a continuous sidewalk surface along Bridge Street and a connecting pedestrian way between two municipal parking lots and various public and tourism-related businesses in Narrowsburg.