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Posted on: January 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] FLOOD RELIEF PROGRESS REPORT--Greenburgh removing obstructions from stream

Town to remove obstructions from stream off of Dobbs Ferry Road
Needed permission from NYS
2 million dollars to be included in capital budget for flood relief initiatives

FLOOD RELIEF FOLLOW UP

GREENBURGH TO REMOVE OBSTRUCTIONS FROM STREAM LOCATED ON 100B TODAY --WORK TO LAST ABOUT A WEEK

2 MILLION TO BE INCLUDED IN TOWN'S 2022 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS TO COMPLIMENT FED, STATE, COUNTY GRANTS WE WILL SEEK


Last years storm created significant flooding and property damages to many residents of the town.  Last year, after the storm, we sent crews to clear obstructions from Troublesome Brook in Edgemont. That effort seemed to help reduce flooding on Clarendon Place, Winthrop Lane and other areas after subsequent heavy rains.  We have also sent crews to clear obstructions from the Saw Mill River in recent years --an effort that also has been helpful.

 

Today (January 21)  we are going to have town crews do similar work on Shelley Ave. Residents at that location suffered enormous property damages. It took an enormous amount of effort to be able to accomplish this. Shelley Ave flooding is caused by a stream  located on 100 B (Dobbs Ferry Road) right of way between Sprain Brook Parkway overpass and Spencer Court.  We had to apply for a permit from the state of NY to do the work and then needed easements from some of the residents. Took months.

 

We received clearance from NYS DOT to begin work in the states Right of Way behind your property.  We are going to begin work today by entering from Dobbs Ferry road and Spencer court.  We are going to clear the down trees and litter to better prevent future flooding.  I anticipate the work to take about a week depending on the weather, if we get some snow we will have to pull away for a few days. 

 

There are other areas around town that have experienced flooding in the past. It's an enormous problem around town. The 2022 capital budget will include $2 million dollars for flood relief initiatives. It won't be enough to end flooding around town but it's a start. And if we appropriate funds each year for this effort (similar to what we've done with sidewalks in recent years) and seek state, county and federal infrastructure grants we will gradually make headway.

PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

 


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