NARROWSBURG – The Town of Highland is the first Upper Delaware Council (UDC) member municipality to complete its 2015 Technical Assistance Grant project.
The UDC approved a $542 payment on Feb. 5 to reimburse the town for updating Highland’s zoning map by adding an overlay of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River designated corridor, and for its purchase of 41 tax maps with parcel boundary lines superimposed over soil maps produced from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Survey of Sullivan County.
Created by the Sullivan County Real Property Tax Services, the maps were then digitized to allow the Assessor’s Office, the Code Enforcement Officer, and members of the planning and zoning boards to more easily access, share, and utilize them.
The UDC approved 11 Fiscal Year 2015 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) totaling $28,928 on Oct. 2, 2014. The deadline for project completions is August 21, 2015. Since its inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded a cumulative total of $774,322 to fund 230 projects through the TAG program.
The grants are available competitively to the UDC’s 13 member towns and townships, and five encompassing county governments in NY and PA, for non-construction projects that address goals and needs identified in the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
The next round of TAG applications will be solicited in June and due by August 28.
For guidelines and a directory of projects accomplished under the Technical Assistance Grants program, please visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org. Contact UDC Resource Specialist Travis O’Dell at (845) 252-3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.