Dan Udell's videotape of last night's informal Common Council meeting is now available here. Of particular interest is a presentation by Christine Vanderlan, community projects manager for the Columbia Land Conservancy, about a feasibility study being undertaken by CLC and Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) on connecting the Harlem Valley Rail Trail with the Empire State Trail, using Oakdale Park as a hub.
Vanderlan also gives an update on plans for the North Bay trail connecting North Second Street with the Greenport Conservation Area. In that update, she says the article that appeared last week on HudsonValley360, suggesting that the Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee had decided against pursuing the plan, was misleading, because there was not yet a final plan before them. The plan is still being reviewed by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and has not yet been finalized. Vanderlan's presentation begins at 17:05 in the videotape.
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