Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year, New Faces on the Planning Board

With allegations that changes have been made since 2011 to the causeway through South Bay, the road going east of Route 9G, and the dock, which required conditional use permits that were never sought, and fears that the haul road proposed by Colarusso means increased industrial activity on the waterfront, the pressure is on the Planning Board, whose job it is to review the proposal on behalf of the City of Hudson. 

When the Colarusso haul road first came to the Planning Board's attention back in July, a few members of the Planning Board pooh-poohed the idea that it was in any way controversial. In the new year, when the review of the haul road project begins in earnest, some of those folks will no longer be on the Planning Board. The terms of Cleveland Samuels, Glenn Martin, and Gene Shetsky all expire on December 31, 2016. To take their places in the new year, Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton has named the following people to serve on the Planning Board: Ginna Moore, Amy Lavine, and Clark Wieman.  


  1. Haul road, truck route, storm water separation, river access, all could be remedied by modern day engineering techniques.

  2. By exchanging road beds, Hudson could regain its entire shore. Front street would run from Mt Marino to the top of the second bay where it would connect with Rt9.

    If this test model works, hundreds of square miles along the eastern shore of the Hudson, from NYC to the locks could be reclaimed by copying this bed switching method.