U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) met today with the new state DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) commissioner, Alexander ‘Pete’ Grannis. On the agenda: flooding in Rockland and flood-control projects in Clarkstown and Ramapo.
Engel had a similar meeting last month with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the flood-control progjects, asking them to move foward on them, particularly Squires Gate.
Engel served in the state Assembly way back when with Grannis. Engel said his friend “promised to quickly review several flood control projects in Clarkstown and Ramapo that are pending.”
The Army Corps had told Engel that the Squires Gate project needed state approval before they could do their thing; Grannis promised to review it asap.
Other projects Engel spoke to Grannis about:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Cranford Drive flood amelioration
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Elks Drive channel realignment projects
If you live in any of these areas, let us know what you think about the congressman’s efforts and how you fared in the recent storm.