McHugh talks parks, truck traffic in Coeymans address
Melanie Lekocevic reports for Capital Region Independent Media that Coeymans Town Supervisor George McHugh discussed parks and truck traffic in his State of the Town address Feb. 9. “Many of the old, abandoned and condemned properties in the hamlet are being restored or razed, depending on their condition,” McHugh said. “And with the investment of over $1.4 million into the Coeymans Landing Park, using monies received from our state and federal partners, and new permanent bathrooms going under construction at both town parks this year, our parks are becoming destination locations for people living around the area and even from neighboring states.” Besides out-of-state tourists visiting the parks of Coeymans, McHugh got to brag about the offshore wind project at the Port of Coeymans with hundreds of clean energy jobs. “All of our local businesses win when more jobs, more businesses and more people come to Coeymans,” McHugh said. “With its shovel-ready sites, a low tax rate, critical infrastructure in place and a workforce second to none, it is no wonder why Coeymans has been identified by many global industries, including General Electric, as the place to come and establish their facilities and invest hundreds of millions of dollars, bringing new tax revenue and jobs to our community.” With all that business, Coeymans is considering alternative truck routes. “Currently, there is an engineered plan under review at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for an alternate truck route,” McHugh said. “Once approved, this alternate truck route will allow Holcim Cement to construct a new road off the east side of the Holcim quarry, so that trucks will have ingress and egress on County Route 101 into and out of the quarry. This will remove the large trucks from our town roads like Jarvis Road North, Jarvis Road South and Mountain Road Extension. This is phase 1 of our plan.” Read more about this story at The Upstater.com.