Future of trail project uncertain
Dec 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media although Columbia County has formulated a tentative $2 million plan for transforming the Hudson Landfill into a walking trail, county officials are reluctant to commit to funding the project. Most members of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee agree the county does not want to take the project on. Stuyvesant Town Supervisor Ronald Knott, chair of the Public Works Committee, has been looking for an outside organization to take over the project, he said. Knott also said the city of Hudson has no interest in pursuing the proposal. Kenneth Flood, who consulted with the county on the study, told supervisors that the process is coming to a close and the county can submit for state reimbursement by the end of the year. He recommended the county not move forward with the plan. Under the proposal the out-of-service landfill, located in the city's North Bay, would be converted into a park with walking trails and connect the Greenport Conservation Area to a parking area on North Second Street in Hudson. The trail would also connect with a part of the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, as well. The county is currently awaiting feedback from the state Department of Environmental Conservation on issues concerning leachate at the landfill. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.