COURTESY PHOTO | Merkel Basin, just northwest of Smith Cove needs dredging.
The deal is, we’ll build it and you dredge it.
That was South Ferry Hills Homeowner’s Association President David Lichtenstein’s offer to the Town Board at its Tuesday work session.
Mr. Lichtenstein said the association’s members have pitched in to fund new bulkheads around Merkel Creek, a cost that some have estimated to be $200,000. (more…)
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Who owns the bottom of the canal leading to Merkel Creek? That answer could decide the town’s role in future dredging.
South Ferry Hills residents who live around Merkel Creek are likely to get the town to kick in $5,000 for dredging incidental to bulkhead work the members of the South Ferry Hills Homeowners Association are tackling.
But whether they’ll get support for future maintenance dredging by the town remains uncertain. (more…)