National Grid E37 Pipeline Project Public Comment and Information Events

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid is proposing to install approximately 7.3 miles of new 16-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline within the Town of Bethlehem in Albany County and the Towns of East Greenbush and North Greenbush in Rensselaer County (“Pipeline E37 Reliability and Resiliency Project or the Project”). Pending approval of the needed permits, National Grid anticipates construction to begin in 2019, with an estimated three-year construction timeframe. Please visit this website for more information about the project, its location, and the permitting process: http://nygasprojects.com/pipeline-e37-reliability-and-resiliency-project.htm There will be two public events at the Red Barn in Town Park: • Two Open Houses on 4/4/2019: o 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM o 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM o Click here to view a copy of the event flier. • Two Public Statement Hearings on 4/10/2019: o 2:00 p.m. Information Forum followed by 3:00 p.m. Public Statement Hearing o 6:00 p.m. Information Forum followed by 7:00 p.m. Public Statement Hearing o Click here to view a copy of the notice of hearing.

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New Stormwater Resources are now Available

Stormwater is rain or snowmelt that does not infiltrate into the ground but instead flows over the ground, driveways, parking lots, roofs and through gutters on buildings into storm drains, and into the nearest waterway – our lakes, rivers, and streams. As it flows, stormwater picks up or is contaminated by debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants. This stormwater runoff is discharged into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing and drinking water. As part of the Town’s stormwater management program, the following materials are now available to help address water quality and stormwater runoff issues: A new Stormwater webpage has been added to the Town’s website to provide a resource for residents, property owners, consultants, and contractors. The page will provide stormwater information, documents, annual reports, maps, and information about contractor training events. You can access the Stormwater webpage here: https://www.eastgreenbush.org/departments/planning-zoning/stormwater And in an effort to provide Town residents with useful information about specific steps you can take to address stormwater runoff and help improve water quality in the Town’s streams, ponds, and other water bodies, an updated information brochure, “Only Rain to the Drain,” is also available from the stormwater webpage. Please visit the following link to view the brochure: https://www.eastgreenbush.org/application/files/7815/5197/1670/OnlyRainDrain_Mar2019-FINAL-ForWeb.pdf

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