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Low turnout for flood mitigation meeting in Herkimer

The Empire State Development Agency met Wednesday at the Herkimer County Legislature Chambers to hear local concerns about storm flooding mitigation.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 5:21 PM

HERKIMER – The Empire State Development Agency met Wednesday at the Herkimer County Legislature Chambers to hear local concerns about storm flooding mitigation.

Economic Development Specialist Joseph Falcone, a stenographer, and a lawyer headed up the meeting, but there wasn’t much to discuss as only two people showed up: a representative for state Assemblyman Brian Miller’s office, and German Flatts Town Supervisor Peter Rovazzi.

The meeting was meant to be an opportunity to discuss any flooding issues created from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

“I thought that people would be a little bit more interested,” Rovazzi said. “I know they rely on their officials to make their decisions, you know, that best suit them, and we intend to do that, but yeah, I thought there might have been a few more people here.”

The Town of German Flatts will receive up to $716,000 to address flooding mitigation.

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