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Three River Towns Receive UDC State Grant Checks

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) presented checks for $8,125 each to the Towns of Fremont, Delaware, and Lumberland on Nov. 27 representing their shares of a $75,000 Community Projects State Grant funding program that Senator John J. Bonacic secured in the FY 2007-08 budget for the UDC’s eight New York State member towns.

As contract administrator, the UDC submitted a $24,375 reimbursement request on behalf of the three towns to the NYS Department of Economic Development on Aug. 18, 2009.

The Town of Fremont used its $8,125 grant to contract with Illing Engineering Services of Parksville, NY to design a new, energy-efficient Town of Fremont Municipal Building to be located in Fremont Center.

Work was completed in August 2009 to draft design plans for a New York State LEED-certified Administration Building and Senior Center that will replace the aging and cramped Joseph Winkler Municipal Building.

The Town of Delaware spent a total of $8,849 to install or repair electrical services at the new Delaware Town Hall in Hortonville and the Callicoon Creek Park in Callicoon.

Specific tasks involved installing a 200-amp underground electrical system and interior hook-ups for outlets, lighting, a communication system, and climate control in the municipal modular building located at 104 Main Street, as well as installing a new service wire from a town-owned utility pole to the meter to restore electrical service at the park site developed by the Callicoon Beautification Committee and located at 19 Audley Dorrer Drive.

Subcontractors were Head Electric Plumbing & Heating, Inc. of Callicoon and NYSEG Electric Engineering Department of Oneonta, NY.

The Town of Lumberland constructed a building at the town-owned Glen Spey Cemetery located on Hollow Road in Glen Spey to utilize for gravesite identification purposes. Visitors
may review maps and obtain information to cross-reference the location of specific burial plots.

The Town Highway Department handled the site preparation work using a stump grinder from Community Rental Centers, Inc. of Matamoras, PA. The 12 x 20-foot customized shed with pine siding, weather wood shingles, two windows, two doors, and a gable overhang was purchased from and delivered to the site by Grey’s Woodworks, Inc. of Grahamsville, NY.