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6-2 areas of leakage in the Delaware aqueduct includes the construction of a 2.5mi bypass tunnel 600ft under the Hudson River from the town of Newburgh in Orange County to the town of weapons in Dutchess County , the 85-mile Delaware aqueduct is the longest tunnel in the world.
The Delaware aqueduct , which was built in the 1940s has a leak which we need to repair and the solution that was come up with was to build a parallel tunnel right alongside the Delaware aqueduct and so this project here that we were doing is to put a tunnel boring machine down a deep shaft to run parallel to the Delaware aqueduct the existing title. It’s going to take about 2 years for this boring machine to make its way from Newburgh to up just about 2.5 miles and once the parallel tunnel is built , we can then connect that to the existing Delaware aqueduct to basically bypass the leaking section . So it’s not fixing a leak in the way , when we think of fixing we cannot pick up patch that was going to build a bypass . That’s right . So we look for a long time as to how to make that repair and said the only way to really do that other then invite their style is to shut down the aqueduct up water flowing through it and then get in there into the patchwork but that would take so long that the city just couldn’t survive with a limited amount of water using a bypass tunnel and then quickly connecting it to the existing aqueduct is a much shorter duration , and we would have sufficient supply in the city to to deal with it .
The tunnel boring machine for the EPA project is more than 470 feet long and weighs upwards of 2.7 million pounds. Her name is Nora . For the first woman in the US to earn a civil engineering degree Nora Stanton blocks to forest Barney earned her degree in 19 oh 5 from Cornell University and worked for the predecessor to the DUP nor the human also was a suffragist and granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Colleen Jenkins’s nor his granddaughter . She was on hand for the September announcement of the machine naming .
And I’m going to end up with a suffrage , saying it is forward into the light. And what I want to do is adapted to today for tunneling forward into the light at the end of the tunnel . I have .
Both Nora in the Super Graner are considered vital in helping complete their respective projects on time workers in the tunnel boring machine are expected to begin pushing ahead toward the end of December , 24 hours a day , 6 days a week. Nor will advance some 50 feet per day and specialized railroad cars will bring the pulverized rock to the surface . It should take the machine . About 20 months to drive the tunnel from Newburgh to walk under the finished bypass tunnel will be reinforced by 9200 linear feet of steel and a second layer of concrete DUP will then shut down the Delaware aqueduct to connect the bypass tunnel the estimated 6-month shutdown is planned for October 2022 . The project is expected to be finished in 2023 reporting for WMC news I’m Hudson Valley bureau chief Alassane done along the Hudson River in Newburgh and Harry town .
As municipalities finalize their 2018 budgets not Albany County city is facing a potential double-digit tax increase studio AMC’s Lucas withered reports.
The city of Waterville Lee is facing a fiscal year 2018 budget that carries a 19.2% tax increase Mayor Mike Manning says it’s been at least a decade since the city of about 10,000 has seen a double-digit increase Manning said that an adjustment is needed. After years of tax increases . Under the 2% property tax cap .
And for some communities the tax keeps keeps the Taxes artificially well and you wind up with a series of very low tax increases and and the need to do it a major tax increase to stabilize the financial situation.
Manning , a Democrat , said the city’s reserve and general funds have been drained in recent years as proposed , the plan would increase property taxes by $250 on the average home valued at $120,000.
They were even with a 19% increase will still be one of the lowest tax rates in the area.
But he acknowledges many residents are not happy with the number based on financial reports from 2016 State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli designated Waterville lead as well as Albany with significant fiscal stress Charles Tatra Sally one of 2 city councilors said cannot keep up with rising costs associated with contract workers.
The biggest problem we have is our contractual expected we’ve been negotiating contracts , and basically I can honestly say in and freely say give away the store.
Petrocelli , who has been on the Council for about a year so the city is stretched thin already.
You know we’ve been cutting staff at one point last year. We had absolutely nobody in the city garage because they’re worried on big you know I’m vacation , we have only a staff of 2 .
Looking at the numbers on Thursday , Petrocelli , a Democrat , said he believed he could further cut costs to bring the tax increase to 11 or 12% Mayor Manning said the city is taking feedback from a recent public hearing and will attempt to decrease the tax rate. But he also points out that if residents take a tax increase now it will put off any future spikes .
If we do this now then we won’t need to do this again for you know. Hopefully another 10 years , which is when the natural wear down processing to take a fact .
The budget is scheduled to be considered at the next city council meeting December 21. It will also mark the first official meeting for recently elected city councilor freight McGrady but rowdy a Democrat fills a vacancy on the 3-member city council that includes the mayor for W AMC news I’m southern Adirondack bureau chief Lucas Willard .
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It’s a cold and rather gloomy Friday afternoon across eastern New York in western New England but some sunshine around this morning , didn’t really help with the cool temperatures though. And then this afternoon clouds have been filling in and we have a couple of snow chances to talk about coming up over at the next 24 hours . The first is for areas well south of Albany essentially for areas near and especially south of I-84 as a little storm will work its way off the east coast in track south of Long Island . Through the evening hours with that there’s potential for some accumulating snow , mainly in the range of about one to 3 inches again this is merely for areas along and south of 84 . So if you happen to be in that area . Or maybe you’re traveling south into New York City from the Albany area during this evening . You can’t run into some of that snow could make things a little bit slick on the roads . We’re also watching a few snow showers at times coming up tonight into tomorrow . Do some lake effect snow that will be in our area for most of us that means some snow showers at times accumulations don’t look especially heavy for much of the region . Certainly in areas closer to the legacy potential see some accumulation at a rate be an inch or 2 accumulating in the mountainous areas coming up late tonight into tomorrow . So not a giant deal in terms of snow amounts or anything like that , but it certainly could lead to some slick travel conditions at times . So that’s our , our snow outlook and terms of our cold outlook and certainly going to be another chilly night across the area after a cold day we’ll see temperatures sink basically into the teens tonight now tomorrow with that blend of clouds in some sun some snow showers at times we’re looking at temperatures that will be a little bit less harsh than the past couple of days and talking about highs that will still be in the ’20s to near 30 degrees . That is a few degrees warmer than it has been . Now the difference . Tomorrow is that the wind will be a little bit busier will have those gusty breezes again tomorrow . So there will be a wind chill . So you’ll definitely off the dress warmly . If you’re gonna be outside tomorrow and then as we head into Sunday . We’re looking at sunshine to start the day clouds will fill in as our next weather system approaches later in the day , it should stay dry during the daylight hours on Sunday , temperatures will still be pretty chilly running the ’20s to low ’30s and then Sunday night into Monday . There’s potential for another round of some light snow that may actually transition over to some rain showers by Monday afternoon and now here’s my latest regional forecast first for the North Country the Adirondacks all of marks the southern Champlain Valley including plants Bergen Burlington of Saratoga region including glens Falls tonight cloudy with some snow showers at times low in the teens tomorrow , a mix of clouds and some sun with some snow showers at times . Breezy with highs in the ’20s for the northern Catskills Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks including Utica Glover Villepin in Oneonta tonight . Cloudy with some snow showers at times some heavier squalls are possible Lewis in the teens tomorrow a blend of clouds and some sign snow showers at times with a few snow squalls . Breezy with highs in the ’20s for the South Eastern Catskills in Lower Hudson Valley and interior Southern New England including Middletown Poughkeepsie Westchester Hartford and Springfield tonight cloudy with some light snow this evening lower .