The US Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed construction of a new commercial mooring off of Germantown, on the Hudson River. Public comments must be sent by October 13, 2021. Details about the barges and more information on sending a letter are below.

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The Germantown Town Board held a Public Workshop on Sept 29th, and you can watch the recording here:
If you wish to comment:
The ACOE Public notice has this to say about public comments. “The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact including cumulative impacts of the proposed activity on the public interest. That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefit which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the proposal must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments. All factors which may be relevant to the proposal will be considered including the cumulative effects thereof; among those are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, considerations of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.”