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Greenville creating Scenic Viewshed Committee

Mar 22, 2022 12:34 pm

Melanie Lekocevic reports for Capital Region Independent Media that the town of Greenville is creating a Scenic Viewshed Committee to define and identify areas and views the community would like to preserve. “In the process of going through one of the solar projects, we definitely encountered that there was some real vagueness and some lack of clerical organization in understanding what in town is seen as a viewshed,” planning board member William Bardel said at the March 21 meeting of the town board. “In the planning board report there is a recommendation that there be a Scenic Viewshed Committee established to do a comprehensive review of scenic destinations in town. It’s not specific to addressing solar — it’s more a matter of there needs to be a review in general, just to see what has been identified as scenic in town.” The town already has two areas designated by the state years ago as protected viewsheds. “One of them is up off Plattekill Road, that area on top of the hill, and East Red Mill Road off Route 32,” Greenville supervisor Paul Macko said. “Those are the two areas that we know about right now and they were designated by New York state.” Anyone interested in serving on Greenville's Scenic Viewshed Committee should call the town offices at 518-966-5055. Read more about this story at TheUpstater.com.