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Information and news about the CIG

In November of 2006, the Middleport Community Input Group was formed joining together into one entity the members of different organizations concerned with the arsenic remediation and future development in the village. For approximately one year, the MCIG met on a monthly basis to listen to FMC and the agencies describe their plans and provide updates. For the most part, FMC controlled the meetings and the agendas.

In February, 2008, the MCIG reorganized with the residents taking control of the meetings and agendas. This reorganization was done so the residents would have better control of what was discussed and what decisions were made regarding the community. Our meetings are held in two parts with the first including representatives for FMC and the government agencies and the second with members and residents only so we can discuss among ourselves what positions we should take and what issues we should pursue. All views are listened to with no decisions made unless there is a consensus agreement.

The group has grown and now includes 30 residents as members plus a technical adviser from the New Jersey Technical Institute and a meeting facilitator from RIT.

We welcome new members. Joining shows other involved parties such as FMC, the government agencies (EPA, DEC and DOH) and our elected officials there is an interest in the community's residents to have a say in how the remediation project will proceed and how it will affect our community and our properties.

With regard to the current arsenic cleanup project, the group wants a meaningful cleanup but not one that disrupts the community and degrades the character of our properties and the village.

To view our accomplishments for 2008, click on the Read Full Article link below.

Posted by: BillA on Jan 13, 2009 - 02:07 PM  Read full article: 'Accomplishments' (270 more words)

Important Announcement
RFI Volume 5 is now available in the Document Repository.

This volume covers the investigation of Jeddo Creek Tributary 1 from Francis St. to the Pearson and Stone Roads in the Town of Hartland.

You can go directly to the download section by clicking here. Look for the Volume 5 references. Volumes 1, 2 and 4 are also in this section. Volume 1 has background and history of the entire area, Volume 2 covers the investigation of the Air Deposition Area and Volume 4 has the investigation of Culvert 105.

Posted by: BillA on Dec 31, 2008 - 12:52 PM  

Information and news about the CIG
The notes from the CIG's December 4, 2008 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.

Note: Click here for a copy of the December 4, 2008 CIG meeting notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on Dec 13, 2008 - 02:56 PM  Read full article: 'December 4 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2059 more words)

Information and news about the CIG
The notes from the CIG's November 13, 2008 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.

Note: Click here to download a copy of the CIG's November 13, 2008 meeting notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on Dec 04, 2008 - 12:03 PM  Read full article: 'November 13 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2014 more words)

Important Announcement
The Middleport Community Input Group's web site has instituted a semi-automated registration procedure.

Click on the EZ Sign Up link in the Main Menu or below. A form will appear with the entry fields for the required information to send to the CIG. Within 24 hours, you will receive an E-mail with your logon name and requested password.

Please keep in mind all information will be kept in strict confidence. Nick names and initials are typically used for logon names not full names.

Once registered, you will be able to logon and leave comments and vote in polls.

The MCIG regrets requiring registration. An open web site was used for several months but spammers and hackers were defeating the purpose and intent of the site.

Go to EZ sign up

Posted by: BillA on Nov 23, 2008 - 12:25 PM  

Issues related to the RCRA process
The Middleport Community Input Group has been given maps generated by the agencies showing the arsenic soil contamination levels for the air deposition area of the village. These maps do not show levels for the areas north of the canal.

The agency maps have been drawn showing the averages for each residential property or, in the case of agricultural fields, the average for a 100 by 100 foot square. The first map shows the mean (average) for each property or square of surface soil samples. Typically surface soil sampling is taken from the top 3 inches. The second map shows the highest mean for either just surface or surface and subsurface (up to a foot deep) combined with outliers removed. Outliers are readings either so low or so high they don't make sense when compared to surrounding sampled areas. The location of these outliers are shown by dots on the map which are defined in the legend of the map. The third map is the same as the second only the outliers have not been removed for the calculation. The best map to look at is probably the one showing mean averages with outliers removed.

These maps are different than those generated by FMC which were included in the RCRA Facilities Investigation report, Volume II. The FMC maps were generated by feeding sampling results to a computer program which then drew the contamination levels. As is known for computer programs, the output is only as good as the input and the programing. The agency maps only used mathematics to determine a mean or average and do not show possible variances with in a property but draw each property or square one color. The FMC maps show how the levels of contamination may vary from one section of a property to another.

The agencies' maps are now in the document repository of this web site Click here to download them.

To download the maps from the RFI Volume II FMC generated, click here.

Posted by: BillA on Nov 19, 2008 - 01:42 PM  

Information and news about the CIG
The notes from the CIG's October 23, 2008 CIG meeting are now available. They can also be downloaded using the link below.

Note: Click here to download a copy of the CIG's September 11, 2008 meeting notes in pdf format.

Posted by: Wally on Nov 06, 2008 - 01:14 PM  Read full article: 'October 23 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2311 more words)

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All meetings run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 20 Main St. in the Village. All Middleport residents and property owners are welcome to stop by anytime while we are meeting.

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