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Posted on 01/28/14 ()

January 28, 2014

Delhi ice skating rink to open Saturday

If all goes according to plan, residents of Delhi and surrounding areas will soon be “chilling out” on a community ice skating rink, organizers said Monday.

The target date for the grand opening of the 100-foot-by-50-foot rink is Saturday, according to Matt Krzyston, a member of the Delhi Town Council. Krzyston said the rink will be adjacent to the Delaware Academy bus garage on Sheldon Drive, on the plot of land that was home to the village pool for more than 50 years.

Krzyston said the portable rink, which was purchased as a kit from a company called NiceRink, arrived Monday. The rink will be large enough to accommodate 50 skaters at one time, Krzyston said.

Krzyston said the rink is a joint effort between the Delhi village and town boards, and has been in the works for about a year.

Several community members skate at Smith Pond, located next to O’Connor Hospital, Krzyston said. However, he said, town and village board members became concerned with the safety and accessibility of this location.

“We wanted a location that emergency personnel could easily get to, if needed,” Krzyston said, “and a place with easy access to parking.”

That’s where NiceRink came in. According to its website, the company is the world’s leading manufacturer of outdoor liners for portable ice skating rinks, offering “a unique, personalized, self-leveling rink system that can be set up anywhere.” The company and its rinks have been featured on ESPN and NBC. Kits include brackets, special thermal boards, a sturdy rink liner and an ice resurfacer, according to the website.

Krzyston said the rink will be filled with water today, and it will take about three days for the water to freeze. He said the ice will be approximately eight inches thick.

Village Mayor Richard Maxey said the rink will offer a much safer alternative to skating on ponds or rivers, where ice is not always solid and can crack or break, resulting in injury or drowning. He said safety of the public was a top concern in the town and village’s decision to buy the rink.

Maxey said Delhi used to have a skating rink near the American Legion Field, but it was moved when plans for a community swimming pool in the area emerged. Maxey also said there used to be a theater and bowling alley in Delhi. 

“Both the town and village boards are very conscious of recreational needs in the community,” Maxey said, “and we are working together to provide more opportunities, such as the skating rink.”

Maxey said he’s looking forward to working with the town board which, he said, has taken the lead on the project. He said such amenities benches, bathrooms and a roof may eventually be added to the rink but, he said, the project will be taken “one step at a time.”

Krzyston said the cost of the rink will be split between the town and village. The rink will be free to the public, he said. 

Eventually, Krzyston said, there will be lights at the rink and a place to warm up. He said there will be several weekends when the Delaware County Community Action Network will provide snacks for skaters.

Krzyston said a similar rink was installed in Margaretville several years ago, and has been a popular attraction.

“A lot of people are getting really excited,” Krzyston said. “You need to have something for people, especially kids, to do this time of year.”

Delaware Academy Central School Superintendent Jason Thomson agreed, saying the skating rink will be a great addition for the community’s young people. He said his children have been asking about the rink and are excited to get out on the ice.

“Anything positive for kids to do, especially during the winter, is a good thing,” Thomson said. “It’s nice to have something for them to do other than sitting inside and playing video games. Kudos to the town and village boards for providing them, and the whole community, with this new opportunity.”

 

Delhi's 'All Hazard Mitigation Plan' updates available for viewing

Posted on 01/22/14 ()

Delaware County's Planning Department publishes the Multi-Jurisdicitional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for our area. The Executive Summary and the annexes for the Town of Delhi and the Village of Delhi are now posted in the Documents Section for your reference. These documents identify local vulnerabilities and help determine how our community can address them through future development.

Flood Plain mapping for Delhi

Posted on 01/13/14 ()

The Delaware County Planning Department provides an interactive map on its website to illustrate where your property lies relative to the flood plain. Click or Paste the following link into your browser to use their COMIT mapping tool. http://www.giswebhost.org/delaware/#

Ready Kids - How Delhi's Youth can be leaders in Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 01/13/14 ()

The Federal Emergency Management Adminstration (FEMA) offers basic advice on preparing for floods, heavy snow, power outages and other emergnecies that can affect Delhi. Through their Ready Kids website (http://www.ready.gov/kids), guidance is provided to help youth take a leading role in preapring their familes for emergencies. Below are FEMA's receommendations for assembling a kit of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency (taken from http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list)

Family Supply List

Emergency Supplies:
Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Clothing and Bedding:
If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:
- A jacket or coat
- Long pants
- A long sleeve shirt
- Sturdy shoes
- A hat and gloves
- A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

Family Supply List (continued)

Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies.
- Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information onwww.ready.gov
- Rain gear
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
- Cash or traveler's checks, change
- Paper towels
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tent
- Compass
- Matches in a waterproof container*
- Signal flare*
- Paper, pencil
- Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
- Disinfectant*
- Household chlorine bleach* - You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
- Medicine dropper
- Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

 

Check your property on the latest Flood Plain map

Posted on 01/13/14 ()

Delaware County's Planning Department provides an interactive map on their website. Click the following link to check for your property.

http://www.giswebhost.org/delaware/

 

Ready Kids - How Delhi's Youth can be leaders in Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 01/10/14 ()

The Federal Emergency Management Adminstration (FEMA) offers basic advice on preparing for floods, heavy snow, power outages and other emergnecies that can affect Delhi. Through their Ready Kids website (http://www.ready.gov/kids), guidance is provided to help youth take a leading role in preapring their familes for emergencies. Below are FEMA's receommendations for assembling a kit of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency (taken from http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list)

Family Supply List

Emergency Supplies:
Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Clothing and Bedding:
If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:
- A jacket or coat
- Long pants
- A long sleeve shirt
- Sturdy shoes
- A hat and gloves
- A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

Family Supply List (continued)

Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies.
- Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on www.ready.gov
- Rain gear
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
- Cash or traveler's checks, change
- Paper towels
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tent
- Compass
- Matches in a waterproof container*
- Signal flare*
- Paper, pencil
- Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
- Disinfectant*
- Household chlorine bleach* - You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
- Medicine dropper
- Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

Ready Kids - How Delhi's Youth can be leaders in Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 01/10/14 ()

The Federal Emergency Management Adminstration (FEMA) offers basic advice on preparing for floods, heavy snow, power outages and other emergnecies that can affect Delhi. Through their Ready Kids website (http://www.ready.gov/kids), guidance is provided to help youth take a leading role in preapring their familes for emergencies. Below are FEMA's receommendations for assembling a kit of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency (taken from http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list)

Family Supply List

Emergency Supplies:
Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Clothing and Bedding:
If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:
- A jacket or coat
- Long pants
- A long sleeve shirt
- Sturdy shoes
- A hat and gloves
- A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

Family Supply List (continued)

Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies.
- Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on www.ready.gov
- Rain gear
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
- Cash or traveler's checks, change
- Paper towels
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tent
- Compass
- Matches in a waterproof container*
- Signal flare*
- Paper, pencil
- Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
- Disinfectant*
- Household chlorine bleach* - You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
- Medicine dropper
- Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

Shared Services Update

Posted on 03/18/13 ()

We are happy to announce that the Town, Village and the school will be entering into a new agreement that will allow skating at the site of Delhi's former pool.  We expect to offer skating in February 2014. 

The shared services committee has been studying Delhi's comprehensive plan to find ways to bring some of the plan's goals to reality.  It will take some time but with the concerted efforts of the Town and Village we feel confident many changes can be made.

We have been discussing plans to form a new recreation department between the Village and Town that would be responsible for maintaining the parks and playground as well as hiking and biking trails and the new swimming pool.  We hope to offer more recreation opportunities for the residence of Delhi. 

The committee has found that by having open communication between the Village and Town, we have been able to work through many of the old issues that once divided us.  The members of the committee feel there is only one Delhi and we all are a part of it. 

Should anyone have a concern or idea for the shared services committee, please feel free to contact a member of the committee.

Welcome

Posted on 01/07/10 ()

Our goal is to make your town government more open, accessible, and to provide you with better day to day service. This site will give you quick, easy answers to many of your questions regarding Delhi's Town government. You can find a calendar of events and meetings, along with agendas, minutes, and even video of recent board meetings. Forms and applications are available online, saving you a trip to the town office.