Supervisor Tyksinski said he has a "plan"; he always has a "plan". He had a plan in 2011 when everyone was gathered at the Donovan Building to hear his spiel. The video of the 2011 informational meeting is at the bottom of this blog.
It's now 2017, we have had more flooding events and the rainstorms aren't getting any less severe; the same people are still getting flooded.
All this reminds me of the letter the former highway superintendent, Roger Cleveland, sent to Robert Maciol who was then the Mayor of New York Mills. Dated July 25, 2007, it says in part:
"You should be aware that starting with the Sangertown Square project in the 1970's, each and every economic development project has undergone scrutiny by the Planning Board as regards stormwater management. In each case, state of the art stormwater management design was required of the developers. Individually, each project conforms to those designs yet collectively something else has happened to at least make it appear that the designs don't function, or at least don't function sufficiently to attenuate downstream flooding."You don't say, Roger! Here's is Roger Cleveland's 2007 letter in its entirety.
Perhaps someone should make this letter available to the Planning Board before they vote to allow Larry Adler to build a Jiffy Lube in a floodplain across the street from Panera's!
I hate to say it, but it is obvious that the fixes in all parts of New Hartford aren't working and haphazardly throwing more money at it does not appear to be the answer. The town apparently needs better leadership who can tackle the problems without trying to get jobs and favors for their friends.
I'll get off my soapbox for now so you can listen to last night's informational meeting.
Here is Supervisor Tyksinski and other politicians discussing "duh plan":
For those that might have missed the May 18, 2011 discussion held at the Donovan Community Center after the April 2011 flooding, here it is:
Need I say more?