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REGION — The Antrim Lodge in Roscoe is one of the big winners of grants awarded through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. The Antrim will receive two awards totaling $1.6 million. The facility was set for a reopening in 2007 after being closed for many years, but in 2006, significant flooding and then a fire put those plans on hold.
The CFA announcement for the first $800,000 says, “The restoration of the historic Antrim Lodge will re-establish this premier country inn; including accommodations for 14 guest rooms, host weddings, event space and conferences located in the central business district of Roscoe (Trout Town USA) and the construction of the Stone Hall building at Antrim Streamside, which will accommodate 18 additional guests along the Willowemoc River.”
For the second $800,000, “The Antrim LLC will restore the historic Antrim Lodge which, prior to its closing in 1994, was the premier country inn, restaurant and bar in the Catskills. The Antrim will function as a hub for visitors to explore the Catskills while enjoying upscale accommodations and a destination restaurant.”
Other projects on the list include $500,000 for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. The grant will benefit the seven counties of the Mid-Hudson Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester) and create marketing materials for distribution via websites and social media to raise awareness and provide funding to producers for participation in the New York State Grown & Certified Agricultural Producer’s Grant program.
The Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School will get $40,000 to use its regional land use and sustainable development conference to advance economic growth in the seven-county region. The conference highlights local government approaches for overcoming challenges and finding solutions that target new ways to plan, regulate and design communities.
Seminary Hill Ciders will get $400,000 establish a craft hard-cider facility in Callicoon, Sullivan County. The company plans to construct an eco-friendly building to house its manufacturing operations and tasting room and will become a part of a growing number of craft-beverage businesses that are creating a critical mass of destinations attracting visitors to the region.
The Seminary Hill Ciders will receive another $500,000 that will be used for a building to house its operations and an tasting room that will sell directly to tourists, weekenders and locals. The building will be constructed at Seminary Hill’s orchard location on Wagner Lane in Callicoon and will be an architecturally unique and attractive facility that is eco-friendly and features spectacular views overlooking the Delaware River and former St. Joseph’s seminary.
Woodstock Anniversary Project will receive $689,063 to complete a three-day festival attracting tourism and economic growth to the Mid- Hudson region.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will use $28,225 to prepare for marking the location of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, featuring the stage, stage fence lighting, sound towers and performers bridge; and creating a scenic overlook at the top of the hill.
With the Broadway Revitalization Initiative, Sullivan County will get $300,000 to assist in the renovation of mixed-use buildings in Monticello.
Sullivan County’s Division of Public Works/Solid Waste Management receive $77,500 to hire and contract with a consulting engineering firm to conduct an organics composting feasibility study with preliminary siting and conceptual design. The resulting Organics Management Plan will outline the best method and means for the county to implement organics waste management, and will also be a component of the county’s required solid waste management plan.
The Town of Delaware receive $30,000 to complete an engineering report to evaluate the relocation of the Callicoon wastewater treatment plant outside of the flood zone in which it is currently located.
The Town of Delaware will get $393,995 to build a new salt storage shed, replacing an old shed and relocating the salt pile away from several private water wells and Callicoon Creek.
The Town of Fallsburg will continue upgrading and expanding their wastewater treatment plant, using $110,500 to construct a new chemical feed system to meet phosphorus effluent limits and reduce pollutants and nutrients to the Neversink River.
The Town of Fallsburg will receive $30,000 to complete an engineering report to evaluate inflow and infiltration issues that are impacting the Mountaindale wastewater plant’s collection system.
The Town of Highland will use $624,750 to construct a new enclosed salt and sand shed at the site of the new town highway garage. The current salt pile is adjacent to private wellheads and a class-A trout stream.
The Town of Liberty will use $748,900 for improvements within the White Sulphur Springs Water District.
Roscoe, Downsville and Livingston Manor Central School Districts will receive $37,500 for a study on shared services within their business offices, facilities and special education departments.