Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:15:38 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Grant Could Help Stop Flooding in Conklin

CONKLIN -- A state grant may soon provide relief for a recurring flooding problem in one part of Conklin.
 
After heavy rains like we just experienced, some properties off of Route 7A were flooded, but not because of the river.

Instead property owners said it's due to runoff from a nearby mountain.

The owner of Jimay's Flea Market said clogged culverts running to the river are to blame for sending the runoff to her property.

Conklin Supervisor Jim Finch talked to a member of Governor Cuomo's office Friday who said the towns of Conklin, Vestal, and Union are in line for a $5 million flood mitigation grant, and building new culverts to the river from Route 7A could be included in the list of projects.

"There's got to be a solution somewhere. There's at least two of us property owners here that every time we get a heavy rain we suffer through this. Me as well as them," said Linda Burrows, owner of Jimays Flea Market.

"We know a person who owns the trailer park that's willing to donate some property that goes to the river. So we have the property, if we can get under the tracks we can alleviate the problem," said Finch.
 
Finch said there would be a valve at the end of the culvert leading to the river that would prevent runoff from flowing into the river if the river rose too high.

The town would still have to get permission from the Canadian Pacific Railroad to dig under some railroad tracks. Finch feels influence from the state could help with that.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Broome County, Conklin or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


City Puts Nightclub on Lockdown VIEW VIDEO
A nightclub that was the alleged site of gang operations has been locked down by the City of Binghamton.   17 East, located at 348 Clinton Street in Binghamton, was one of 9 locations raided last... more

State Education Audit Hits Vestal Central Schools VIEW VIDEO
According to an audit announced today by the New York State comptroller, the Vestal Central School District did not develop reasonable budgets... Within the past 5 fiscal years the district spent... more

Unemployment Rates in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
New York State saw a growth in it's job numbers and workforce in March but what does that mean for us here in the Southern Tier?... A labor analyst for the state department of labor says it's all... more

Community Meal Program Grant VIEW VIDEO
More than 70 thousand dollars is coming to Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties thanks to the Community Foundation for South Central New York. One organization benefiting from this grant is All... more

Two Million Dollar STREDC Telemedicine Grant for Rural Health Care VIEW VIDEO
More than two million dollars is closer to making its way to the Southern Tier to enhance health care in rural areas...   This money is part of a $5.6 million package approved by Empire State... more

Broome County Saves another life with NARCAN Deployment VIEW VIDEO
The Broome County Sheriff's Office is  reporting another use of NARCAN--this time to save a life of a 25 year old man who reportedly overdosed on heroin. The incident Thursday in the Town of... more

Distracted Drivers Ticketed VIEW VIDEO
Remember how we told you that the Broome County Sheriff's Department was going after distracted drivers and cell phone use? Well, they weren't kidding:   Sheriff Harder says during a five day... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...