SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – Sleepy Hollow officials will hold a public hearing on a $4 million water storage tank Tuesday night.
The public hearing comes after village officials announced an agreement had been reached with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to host the new water tank on land managed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
The Board of Trustees will meet at Sleepy Hollow Village Hall at 7 p.m.
The new tank will be funded by the village and a $650,000 contribution from the General Motors redevelopment. Officials say the new tank will be underground, visible only about a foot above ground, and will not obstruct views at the site.
Sleepy Hollow officials say the new 1.6 million-gallon reservoir will resolve the village's water capacity issues. The current reservoir at Rockefeller State Park Preserve holds about 800,000 gallons, which officials say is not enough for the legally-required 24-hour supply of water.
Water capacity has been an issue in the village before, with several water conservation alerts put in effect during the past few years. Officials also say the new reservoir tank is needed before the General Motors site can be redeveloped.
Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray said the new reservoir “not only provides the solution for a critical problem we now have but also leads the way to Sleepy Hollow's future growth.”
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