McKownville Drainage District gains support

Guilderland eyes levying taxes for stormwater management repairs in hamlet

— Two or three lots were significantly flooded, he said, so the Highway Department pumped out the area “for a period of time.” The town only has one pump though, so when other issues occurred around town the pump would need to be removed.

“That flooding just continued … and it just was filled with water,” Runion said. “Eventually, after I think around three weeks of pumping, we got to the point where the ground was stable enough that the town could go in and dig to look at this problem.”

Only the residents within the McKownville Drainage District would be taxed, at 26 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, which would generate around $54,000 annually. The typical one family home would pay around $28 annually.

The board scheduled a public hearing on the proposed drainage district during its next meeting on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. Runion said all residents within the district would be notified of the proposed district. The board cancelled its Tuesday, April 16, meeting.

A copy of Delaware Engineering’s report can be picked up at Town Hall.

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