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Kinderhook seeking state's help with roads

Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Emilia Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper the town of Kinderhook is the latest in Columbia County to press the state for needed road repairs. The town board June 3, discussed work on Route 203. Board member Patsy Leader said she and Barbara Schneider are putting together a petition to request the state make repairs from the village of Valatie to Niverville. Leader said she met with representatives from the state Department of Transportation recently, they drove the road, walked along sections and spoke to area residents. “We talked a lot about it,” she said. The state plans to mill and patch the road but there is no funding for more extensive work. Leader said the repairs will only “last about a year.” She pointed out that the county received less than $200,000 from the state for road maintenance. Town Supervisor Pat Grattan said that it can cost $130,000 to repair and pave one mile of roadway. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.