Author Topic: NYPA holds first Canal Recreationway Committee Meeting since 2018  (Read 18 times)

Doug K

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While all of this Earthen Embankment Integrity Program discussion was happening last week, there was also a meeting of the Canal Recreationway Committee (CRC) held on July 13. This group has been silent since NYPA took over, and had to figure out exactly how safe & stable their new "asset" was. The group met, led by Mr. Stratton and others, and some surprising information was shared with the "public" and this CRC group

NYS Canal Corporation - Canal Recreationway Commission WEBPAGE:

You can WATCH & LISTEN to the meeting here:

Highlights of CRC Meeting 105 - July 13, 2021

Dave Mellen presented a few slides on Cost to Operate and Current Condition of the NYS Canal System. It gets a 5 out of 7, but will be a 3 ina short time if work isn't done soon. Dave mentioned that the Canal has NOT Aged GRACEFULLY, AND THAT IT IS IN FACT BEYOND IT'S USEFUL LIFE EXPECTANCY. If the Canal gets a 3 rating, there is emergency work, and if it slides to a 1 rating, it must be close, for public safety, it WILL FAIL.

Note the downward trend in the bottom slide.

There were slides on the Reimagine Efforts...

There were slides on the new NYPA Canal Trust Law Efforts...

And for those who may want to review some of the highlights, I have a copy of the Meeting discussion in chronological order, with time spent. Zip the video to the topic to avoid the almost 30 minutes of introductions, and the time spent patting each others backs for "patience" while NYPA sorts out the Canal problems.

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