Grant funds study on relocating buildings
The Catskill Watershed Corp. board has authorized a $20,000 grant for the town to explore options to relocate a portion of the hamlet of Lexington out of a flood plain.
The grant under the Sustainable Communities program was authorized Nov. 1. The Lexington Hamlet Revitalization Project will provide residents and businesses an opportunity to share their vision for the future of the hamlet, which was badly damaged by flooding in 2011. The project will help residents and local officials visualize where relocations may be possible, how local codes can be modified to facilitate relocations, and encourage commercial and business investments.
A Local Flood Analysis completed in May identified several flood mitigation measures, including relocation of flood-prone structures along the Schoharie Creek on the south side of the Highway 42 bridge.