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Volunteer committee delivers report on Germantown waterfront

Mar 27, 2018 6:45 am

Debby Mayer is reporting for The Columbia Paper following 18 months of work, the Germantown Local Waterfront Revitalization Study Committee reported its Issues, Opportunities, Visions and Strategies draft at the March 13 meeting of the town board. The committee was charged and funded for the study; however, the review is not regulatory, as a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program would be. Chairwoman Jennifer Crawford said the group’s two visioning sessions determined there is strong public support for the town’s riverfront parks and access. The committee looked at the riverfront in general and specifically at Lasher Park and boat dock in North Germantown; the Cheviot hamlet boat dock and park; an area dubbed “Ice Dock;" the Dales Bridge Recreation Area on the Roe Jan Creek; and Palatine Park in the hamlet. It made multiple recommendations including the formation of an ongoing waterfront action committee, addressing erosion at Lasher Park and the problem of invasive water chestnut growth at Cheviot Park. Supervisor Robert Beaury thanked the committee for “18 months of work. This is very important,” he said; “we can get behind it.” Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.