The Philipstown Town Board conducted a walking tour of South Mountain Pass on Tuesday, June 30. Town Supervisor Richard Shea said the purpose was to give fellow board members the opportunity to see and understand conditions firsthand.
The Town Board recently approved drainage improvements along the winding and in places steep dirt road and is considering paving some 2,600 feet of its surface, a proposal opposed by some residents. All five Town Board members participated in the tour, along with Philipstown Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico, representatives of the Old Road Society, which opposes paving, and area residents.
Photos by Michael Turton