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Town of Olive Supervisor Honored at AWSMP Stakeholder Council Meeting

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by Brent Gotsch
Town of Olive Supervisor Sylvia Rozzelle receives the "Friend of the Creek Award" at a recent AWSMP Stakeholder's Council Meeting

Town of Olive Super­vi­sor Sylvia Rozzelle receives the “Friend of the Creek Award” at a recent AWSMP Stakeholder’s Coun­cil Meeting

Sylvia Rozzelle, the Town of Olive Super­vi­sor, was awarded the “Friend of the Creek Award” at the AWSMP Stakeholder’s Coun­cil Meet­ing on Novem­ber 13th. Rozzelle, who is retir­ing at the end of this year, was rec­og­nized for all her efforts in pro­mot­ing good stream and flood­plain man­age­ment for the Town of Olive. Some of her many accom­plish­ments include:

  • Over­see­ing a Local Flood Analy­sis (LFA) for the ham­lets of Boiceville and West Shokan.
  • Help­ing to final­ize a Flood Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion Plan for the Town of Olive.
  • Cre­at­ing and lead­ing the Olive Flood Advi­sory Com­mit­tee, a body that helps to over­see flood haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion activ­i­ties in the Town.
  • Spear­head­ing a stream restora­tion project on the Bushkill set to com­mence in 2020.
  • Work­ing with AWSMP, Ulster County, and the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion to acquire haz­ardous flood­plain prop­er­ties as part of the NYC-Funded Buy­out Program.

Sylvia also helps to coor­di­nate with AWSMP and the Town’s High­way Depart­ment to ensure that road-stream cross­ings are ade­quately sized, placed, and funded. She has also ensured that the Town’s Build­ing Depart­ment offi­cials as well as mem­bers of the Town Plan­ning Board and Zon­ing Board of Appeals are ade­quately trained in flood­plain man­age­ment. Because of her advo­cacy, the Town Code Enforce­ment Offi­cer engaged with AWSMP to obtain train­ing and become a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ager. And both the Plan­ning Board and Zon­ing Board of Appeals have received train­ing on National Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram top­ics dur­ing Sylvia’s tenure as Supervisor.

We hope that Sylvia enjoys a well-deserved retire­ment and that we’ll con­tinue to see her at the stream pro­gram office in Shokan. More infor­ma­tion about Sylvia and her achieve­ments will be fea­tured in an upcom­ing issue of the Eso­pus Creek News.

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