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River Communities Wrap Up Technical Grants

UDC Awards $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2016

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) approved payments for the final series of 10 projects accomplished under its 2016 Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program which awarded $35,000 to member municipalities.

From its 1988 establishment through this grant round, the UDC has awarded a grand total of $809,325 to fund 240 non-construction projects that address goals and needs identified in the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

The latest TAG projects approved in August are:

  • Town of Lumberland – $7,000 to subcontract with Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management Associate Planner Heather Jacksy to review the Town of Lumberland’s Comprehensive Plan from 2008 and update it with public input.
  • Town of Highland – $4,500 to subcontract with W Design to create “The Monarch Butterfly: Fostering the Flyway to the Byway” brochure.
  • Town of Delaware – $4,460 for Town Clerk Tess McBeath to work with General Code of Rochester, NY to complete the two-year compilation of all local laws and ordinances into “The Code of the Town of Delaware”, available as a hard copy publication and soon to be on-line at
  • Damascus Township – $3,218 for Damascus Township Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Lagarenne to create and distribute an Emergency Preparedness newsletter printed by Spring Hill Laser Services Corp. and to purchase 12 Evacuation Route signs.
  • Berlin Township – $3,000 to hire Woodland Design Associates to create a GIS base map of Berlin Township and to subcontract with Chorba Consulting to design a municipal website available at
  • Town of Tusten – $2,300 to subcontract with Chorba Consulting to design a new municipal website available at
  • Town of Highland – $2,100 to subcontract with W Design to create a “Guide to Permits: Frequently Asked Questions” brochure and on-line document for the Town of Highland Building Department to offer to current residents, new homeowners and businesses, and developers as a tool to navigate the local permit process.

Three TAG projects previously approved in June and July were:

  • Town of Tusten – $1,980 to develop a Tusten Multi-Generational Park Plan to address a community-wide need for passive and active recreational opportunities (subcontractor: Buck Moorhead, Architect).
  • Shohola Township – $4,902 to finalize installation of six historical kiosks in Rohman Park on Twin Lakes Road (subcontractor: Pannier Graphics).
  • Town of Lumberland – $1,500 to create a “Town of Lumberland Historical Marker Sites” brochure (subcontractor: Color Tek Designs).Applications for the Fiscal Year 2017 TAG round (covering Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017) were due by Aug. 29 and will be awarded on Oct. 6 to allow 10 months for completion.

For guidelines and a directory of past projects, please visit the Grants page at

Contact UDC Resource Specialist Pete Golod at (845) 252-3022 or with any questions regarding Technical Assistance Grants.


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