Local Flood Analysis Meeting, July 22, 2019

See the map below for our local Flood Analysis Map of areas to be studied.  Landowners within these boundaries are asked to attend a meeting at 7:00pm on Monday, July 22 to share their past experiences with flooding and how it has affected them. Bring pictures if you have them!  If you have questions, email a member of the town board or Mark Carabetta ( mcarabetta@mminc.com ) of the engineering firm that is working with us.

Click here to download a hi res pdf of the Halcott LFA map

From the Town Supervisor:

The Halcott Town Board invites you to attend a public meeting on July 22 at 7PM at the Grange Hall to learn about our Local Flood Analysis (LFA) project.  An LFA is a two-step process where engineers are hired to analyze the causes of flooding in a defined area of the town, to identify how flooding can be avoided in the future, and then, with the approval of the Town Board, to recommend solutions to address these problem spots.  Residents who live within the boundary areas of the proposed LFA are asked to come to the meeting to help identify chronic flooding spots that they are aware of, and to suggest possible fixes. Bring photos, videos and other examples of past disasters.

The LFA area covers a swath of properties and parts of properties running roughly from just beyond the Greene County line, up the valley, taking in a few hundred yards of County Route 1, ending above the intersection of Turkey Ridge Rd. It continues on County Route 3 to about the middle of the Margaritis property, crossing the stream and running up Judd Hill, over and down to follow Elk Creek Rd up to a little beyond the Townsend Hollow turn-off.  Properties on both sides of the roads are included.  The map of proposed boundaries for the LFA is posted on our website at www.townofhalcott.com .

Although not all properties are within the study area, all Halcott residents are invited.  A presentation on the LFA process will be given and, using large scale maps, the public will have a chance to provide input on their flooding experiences. The LFA study is funded through the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District and the NYC DEP. Once the Town has agreed upon the areas that need attention, projects can be proposed to the Catskill Watershed Corporation and other potential funders for implementation funding.