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Spilling Beautifully Now

December 28, 2005

Kaplan's Pond SpillwayNearly atop Lounsbury Road, off Albany Post Road North, is Kaplan’s Pond. Kaplans, as its known to many Croton-on-Hudson residents, is also a favorite winter-time skating spot, complete with community shovels and home-made hockey goals.

As part of the Brook Street improvement project, the old water outlet at Kaplan’s Pond, which was very small and surrounded by brush, has been majestically rebuilt to better control the outflow of water during periods of heavy rain to lower lying areas in the Village. The new spillway (view photo gallery) even includes a railed walkway over the dam-like structure to sitting benches located next to the pond.

Reconstruction of the spillway comes as a result of a Village-wide drainage study by Dvirka & Bartilucci conducted in 2003 and was funded by a Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) from New York State.

On December 28, 2005 9:37 AM, weewill said:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all.

For readers of the blog, It will come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of the Village of Croton, of Crotonblog, of Democrats in general, and the former Mayor and Village Board specificlly, so let me get that on the record right at the get-go.

Having said that, It’s great to begin to see the results of the complicated and expensive water flow project on Brook and High Street. This, along with the “brown water” project in Harmon were only two of the myriad accomplishments the former board initiated and brought to closure.

The wonderful pictures of the widening of the gulley from Kaplan’s Pond to allow the water to flow freely demands credit where credit is due. Thanks go to Former Mayor Elliott and his board.

And thanks to this new board (not so new anymore!) for continuing to move these projects along. (Railroad parking lot next ??)

These projects are only a few of the many on-going projects for which we need to remember to thank the former board.


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