US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District

Public Involvement - Northeastern Industrial Park (aka Former Schenectady Army Depot)

Community input and public involvement is an important part of the Corps' efforts. The Corps has established and maintains a two-way dialog with community members and other interested parties. The Corps encourages members of the public to make suggestions and recommendations about the investigation and any required clean up at the former Voorheesville Depot. The Corps has created a variety of programs that will help community members learn about the project and become active participants in discussions with the Corps. The programs include:

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)

A Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) was established in response to a high level of public interest in the site. The RAB is a forum for discussing and exchanging information regarding the investigation and clean up of any environmental and public health hazards encountered at the former Depot. The RAB included members of the local community, representatives from state and local government, and the Corps. The RAB reviewed reports, made recommendations on any further necessary actions, and helped set restoration priorities at the former Depot. RAB meetings were held regularly. RAB meetings are open to the public, and the RAB encourages anyone interested in the project to participate in the meetings. Now that most of the investigation and remedial efforts have been completed for this site, the Corps of Engineers is assessing if there is current interest in the continued operation of a RAB.

RAB Meeting Minutes:       

Public Meeting Minutes:

Newsletters

Newsletters have been and will continue to be published periodically to inform the community members and other interested parties about activities at the former Depot. The newsletters provide up-to-date information on upcoming activities, RAB meetings, pending investigations, results of completed investigations, and any necessary remediation activities.

View Newsletters.

Repositories

There are two public repositories containing published materials for the project:

The Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue (Route 20)
Guilderland, NY
Phone: (518) 456-2400
Hours: M-F: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and, Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Guilderland Public Library contains all Corps documents concerning historic Department of Defense activities at the former Depot. This repository contains technical and non-technical information related to the site, including:

-Reports
-Newspaper clippings
-Newsletters and fact sheets and,
-RAB meeting agendas and minutes.

The Voorheesville Public Library

51 School Road
Voorheesville, NY
Phone: (518) 765-2791
Hours: M-Th: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and, Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Voorheesville Public Library contains documents and materials published after November 1998, including:

-Reports;
-Newspaper clippings;
-Newsletters and fact sheets; and,
-RAB meeting agendas and minutes.

Website

This website has been established to facilitate communication and information-sharing between the Corps and the community. This site will be regularly updated as the project develops and information is available to post. All of the information at this site is available for review at the project repositories.

For further information about this project, please contact:

Gregory J. Goepfert
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
26 Federal Plaza, Rm. 1811
New York, New York 10278-0900
Telephone: 917-790-8235
E-mail: Gregory.J.Goepfert@usace.army.mil