Springville Journal – Ashford board hears presentation on NYCLASS & West Valley site connects to new electrical distribution system

October 17 – Two articles Link to full articles

First Article: The Ashford Town Board heard a presentation at its Oct. 9 meeting about investment opportunities for the town. Regional Marketing Director for NYCLASS Kathy Saville made a presentation to the board about NYCLASS and what it can offer to the town.

NYCLASS is a New York state cooperative investment program that “provides the opportunity to invest funds on a cooperative basis in short‐term investments that are carefully chosen to yield favorable returns while striving to provide maximum safety and liquidity,” according to the NYCLASS website.

Second article: The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management and its prime contractor CH2M HILL BWXT the site’s infrastructure. Work was performed by the Site Operations Department, which is responsible for site utilities and maintenance activities.

“The completion of this work evolution will not only bring many benefits to the future cleanup of our EM site but also to the West Valley community,” WVDP Deputy Director Craig Rieman said. “This infrastructure upgrade will greatly increase the site’s electrical power reliability during future decommissioning and remediation activities now and will provide a reliable source of power for future cleanup activities. This investment will also increase the reliability of electrical power for the surrounding West Valley area. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid and DOE worked collaboratively to relocate transmission lines, eliminate a 1960’s era electrical substation and install modern equipment that is easily accessible to the utility company and allows switching transmission paths during upset conditions.”

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
c/o Highland Planning