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A list of projects, such as repair of a damaged dock at Henry Hudson Park, will cost Bethlehem $4.3 million. 75 percent of that cost will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, leaving the town and state on the hook for about $540,000 each. (photo courtesy of Town of Bethlehem)

A list of projects, such as repair of a damaged dock at Henry Hudson Park, will cost Bethlehem $4.3 million. 75 percent of that cost will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, leaving the town and state on the hook for about $540,000 each. (photo courtesy of Town of Bethlehem)

What town officials do know is that they will be helped by a $1 million loan from the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation. That money can be paid back through money reimbursed by FEMA, or in the form of a long-term loan.

Another consideration for the town, according to Penman, is that FEMA is interested in seeing major projects completed within 18 months of a disaster.

Following the presentation, the board acted on three matters related to repairs, approving nearly $234,000 in expenditures for projects. The money included $88,400 to CHA Companies for designed work related to the rehabilitation of the Stage III Dam, $30,500 to Barton & Loguidice, P. C. for engineering work related to the interceptor sewer, and $115,048.90 to G.P. Jager & Associates for emergency repairs at the Dinmore Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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