Municipal Services Updates

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Main and Bridge Streets are open

Traffic flow has been restored to Margaretville’s Main and Bridge Streets (NYS Route 30), which have been closed since the flood of August 28. The streets were opened to through traffic Friday. Drivers are urged to use caution however, as building reconstruction activity in the area has resulted in some congestion.

How to replace documents lost in a disaster

One of the dire consequences of any disaster for many people is the loss of important documents. Often, such documents are needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state emergency services in order to process assistance applications for those who suffered losses or damage to their homes and belongings. “One thing we always … Continue reading

Shredded wood going to Sidney

Waste Recovery Enterprises (WRE)of Sidney is in the process of shredding tons of trees and brush piled at the flood debris collection site on Delaware County Route 38 (Arkville Cut-Off Road). The company won the job with its bid of $48,550. The County will be reimbursed by FEMA for this expense. The material is to … Continue reading

Ulster County bridge repairs

Excavation is expected to begin Tuesday, October 11 to prepare for footings for a bridge to replace a blown out 8-foot-diameter culvert on the Big Indian-Oliverea Road about a mile beyond the Full Moon Resort. A 30-foot deep, 50-foot-wide chasm (that has become known as The Gap) was carved by a raging tributary of the … Continue reading

Bridge Street construction to begin next week

The NYS DOT advised Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton October 5 that work to repair flood damaged Bridge Street (State Route 30) in Margaretville is expected to begin next week. Shawn Early, DOT Engineer-in-Charge , said he anticipates issuing a job order by the close of business October 7 to Cobleskill Stone, which has a crew … Continue reading

Emergency stream permit ends Sat. Oct. 8

The Emergency Authorization granted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that allowed local governments and landowners to conduct emergency construction and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee expires Oct. 8 with the exception of three counties in the Southern Tier, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.  “Restoring … Continue reading

Debris data

According to Sue McIntyre, Solid Waste Coordinator for Delaware County DPW,  an estimated 4,000 tons of flood debris has been collected from the Margaretville, Fleischmanns, and Arkville areas. The debris has been exported to private landfills in the Finger Lakes region which have the facilities and the capacity to handle the large volume of material … Continue reading

Dry Brook bridge construction to begin next week

Delaware County Public Works Superintendent Wayne Reynolds reports that New Century Construction LLC has been awarded the job of rebuilding the bridge on Dry Brook Road known as the Arthur White bridge. There were four bidders, with the winning bid coming in at $2,324,000. A preconstruction meeting is scheduled for this Friday; work is to … Continue reading

Belleayre Recovery Center closing Saturday

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Discovery Lodge, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Highmount will close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Until then, representatives of FEMA, the NYS Department of Labor, the Small Business Agency and the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help … Continue reading

MCS taxpayers have another month

Like Roxbury Central School, Margaretville CS has been added to the Governor’s approved list to allow for a delay in payment of school taxes.  The MCS Board of Education agreed by resolution to delay the school tax collection without penalty through October 31, 2011.  This decision was made in light of the recent challenges faced … Continue reading