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Amtrak fence meeting Jan. 29 in Germantown

Jan 03, 2019 12:11 am
William J. Kemble reports in The Daily Freeman that Amtrak will hold one of two public meetings Jan. 29 required by the state Department of State as the railroad tries to block public access to the Hudson River at seven locations between Rhinecliff and Stuyvesant. “We haven’t found out where the second one has been scheduled yet,” Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee member Billy Shannon said. The National Railroad Passenger Corp. wants to to stop unauthorized access to maintenance roads in Columbia County and Dutchess County. That proposal is drawing municipal leaders who have been saying their constituents don't want the fences. In Germantown, 125 feet of fence would block vehicles from entering an access road at a boat launch, and another 700 feet would be along tracks at the town park, and at the Cheviot Road there would be 245 feet of fence with a gate blocking the access road to the south. Stuyvesant and Stockport in Columbia County also would get fences under the railroad's proposal. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 in Kellner Community Activities Center at 50 Palatine Park Road in Germantown, with a Feb. 5 snow date. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.
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