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DEC reaches settlement with Nisky

"I was a little bit surprised when I was informed last year that, 'hey things are not going as quickly as we would like to see them done," said Richard Pollock, superintendent for engineering at the town. "Was I surprised that a new person would say that they don't like what they see " not really. If an agency says we are going to have a greater priority on a certain point, or in this case I/I, then that stuff happens."

Pollock said the report he will be submitting to the DEC has two purposes " to meet DEC requirement and also trying to write it to provide information so everyone can start looking at the problem and understanding it. He said the report will have a lot of "meat" in it, so the novice can read and have an understanding too.

"The problem is going to take everybody working together to solve it," said Pollock.

"There is going to be some tensions back and forth people are going to have different views on what is right and what is wrong."

While Pollock said he doesn't have a real idea for what the associated cost will be for the repairs, he does think there will be an increase in cost. He said there could be more than one technique used to try to correct the problem in the most cost effective manner.

"You need to figure out through economic analysis what the right blend of measures is," said Pollock. "That is the real challenge, to figure out what is the optimum approach to solve this problem.""

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