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Lumberland and Damascus Complete UDC Grant Projects

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) recently
approved payments to Damascus Township, PA and the Town of Lumberland, NY upon successful completion of their 2015 Technical Assistance Grant projects.

Damascus Township revised its Township Communications Ordinance in response to new developments in wireless facilities technology, with an emphasis on the spacing of 4G LTE towers and distributed antenna systems.

The Board of Supervisors contracted with Cohen Law Group of Pittsburgh, PA on the $2,500 project and approved the revised ordinance on June 9 following a Conditional Use Hearing.

The Town of Lumberland utilized $2,160 in grant funding to purchase and install integrated Property System Complaint Tracking Software, and train the Code Enforcement Officer, planning and zoning department members in its use.

A second phase of the project was to contract with Sullivan County to create topographic maps for the Town of Lumberland at a cost of $562, for a total grant allocation of $2,722.

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 $774,325 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.

TAG applications for the Fiscal Year 2016 round are due by August 28.

For guidelines and a directory of projects accomplished under the Technical Assistance Grants program, please visit Contact UDC Resource Specialist Travis O’Dell at (845) 252-3022 or with any questions.


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