NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) presented a check for $8,125 to the Town of Lumberland on May 7 representing its share of a $75,000 Community Projects State Grant funding program that Senator John J. Bonacic secured for the UDC’s eight New York State member towns in the FY 2008-2009 budget.
The grant funding enabled the town to replace a 30-year-old, failing, oil-fired furnace at the Lumberland Town Hall in Glen Spey with an energy-efficient steam boiler unit and to make necessary repairs to the piping and valve system.
The town retained the services of Larry Walsh Plumbing & Heating of Cuddebackville and expended a total of $10,569 on the project.
The project’s goal was to significantly reduce fuel costs and consumption for the town, as well as to provide more dependable service. Past furnace failures had caused the need to cancel activities at the Town Hall, which serves as the municipal government building, the Town Museum, and a site for community and cultural events.
From FY 2000 through this grant round, Senator Bonacic has secured $365,000 for Upper Delaware River Valley town projects that promote tourism, improve town-owned facilities, or enhance river access through contracts administered by the UDC and the New York State Department of Economic Development.