Update: Rep. Sherrill Brings Experts to Verona for Peckman River Review
Updated: Jan 21, 2022
After Ida flooding, I promised residents that were impacted that I would do everything I could to help mitigate flooding issues in the future. Many of you know that I have a long relationship with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, and after the flooding I reached out for her help, specifically on how we could address the complex issues with the Peckman River. On Friday December 17th, the Congresswoman arranged a meeting that included multiple officials from the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection This included Shawn LaTourette, the NJ DEP Commissioner. The Congresswoman arranged this visit for only three towns in her district, and Verona was one of them. I am personally incredibly grateful for her leadership, support, and recognition that Verona needs federal and state assistance to address this very complex issue of how to mitigate flooding with the Peckman River. This will not be an easy or fast issue to solve - but it's clear now we have support at the highest levels of government to address this significant issue facing our community.