Lyndonville Foundation gives $65K towards repairs of dam
Press Release, Lyndonville Area Foundation
LYNDONVILLE – At its recent September meeting, the Lyndonville Village Board was presented with a check for $65,000 from the Lyndonville Area Foundation towards the cost of repairs and renovations on the Village of Lyndonville’s dam.
The village faced with significant costs to repair and ultimately replace flood gates and other structural deterioration to the north side of the Johnson Creek dam in Lyndonville.
As a result of the deterioration a portion of the adjacent school grounds were subsequently undermined and sunken in presenting a significant potential for collapse and possible injury for anyone in the area. For the past year, this sunken portion has been fenced off by the village.
The repaired portion of the dam was necessary for effective flood control, drainage and the ultimate integrity of the overall dam structure. Primary funding came about through efforts by Senator Robert Ortt and his office which procured the first $100,000 for repairs.
With the additional $65,000 contribution from the Lyndonville Area Foundation, the Village Board was able to budget the smaller remaining amount of the project’s total cost.
The dam and waterfall are the centerpiece of the Village and a draw for both fishermen, visitors and local residents alike.