SOMERS, N.Y. – The parking lot adjacent to the Somers Town House will be closed for two weeks, beginning Nov. 12.
“We’re not going to make a lot of changes,” Joe Barbagallo of the environmental engineering firm Woodard & Curran said at last week's Town Board meeting. There are no plans for enlarging the parking lot at this time, said Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy.
“But we are going to make repairs,” Barbagallo said. “We’ll remove one of the islands to make plowing easier, make a stripe for the police space and repave the lot with a porous paving material.”
Barbagallo described the paving material as looking and wearing “just like asphalt, but it has a low incidence of ice in the winter because the water seeps through.” The water is collected in underground drains, treated to mediate phosphorous, and eventually deposited in nearby streams.
“It solves two problems at once,” Murphy said. “We get rid of stormwater and we have a parking lot partly paid for by the East of Hudson Watershed Corp.”
While the work is under way, people visiting the Town House will be able to park across the street at Bailey Court. If all goes according to plan, the new Town House parking lot will be ready for use on Nov. 26.