Author Topic: An important update on the Erie Canal. This effects more people than ever  (Read 332 times)

Doug K

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As citizens of NY, Town of Perinton, Village of Fairport...you have a right to know where your State & Municipal Leaders stand on the topic of Erie Canal Safety.

You know where the NY Governor stands, he is backing the new Canal Safety initiatives & canal improvement. He has become the champion of the Reimagine the Canals program publically.

Likewise for the NY Power & Canal Authorities, they too are pushing for utmost safety on the Canal System and have created a new safety program for their canal system based on Federal guidelines for dams & waterways.

The same could be said for the leaders of the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor & US Parks & Trails. Both of them have come out in favor of a safe & sustainable Erie Canal, that grows stronger with time.

Even the NY Dept of Environmental Conservation & Reimagine the Canals task force support a safer Canal System and the rehabilitation of its aging embankment dams. They both are working to that end with support for the NY Canal Corporation and their Embankment Integrity Program.

All residents of Fairport should be asking their local officials where they stand on the subject of Canal Safety, because everyone has a right to know if their elected officials are not supporting overall Community improvement & Safety

Concerned residents in the three Towns of Pittsford, Brighton & Penfield should ask  their leaders if they are united for community safety or will they still side with those who would fight to keep an unsafe Erie  Canal winding through our communities & neighborhoods by leaving dangerous trees & dams in place.?

If these town officials support keeping their neighbors unsafe by suggesting trees stay along the embankments Erie Canal,  I would hope fellow residents would try to understand why they chose that direction in light of the overwhelming evidence against leaving unsafe vegetation on unsafe earthen dams.

This affects everyone in Perinton & Fairport...and should be a question everyone is asking Town Leadership