March 2013 – TAP Inc. and the Friends of the Troy Spring announce the acceptance of a $3000 grant from the New York State Urban Council (NYSUC).
February 2013 – Received notice that the NYS Urban Council approved the funding of a Livable Communities Capacity Building Grant for $3000. We have reached approximately 30% of the $25K fundraising goal.
January 2013 - Applied for We Live NY (WLNY) Livable Communities Capacity Building Grant. See details on Grant announcement and application.
July 2012 – The Troy Spring was recognized by Metroland (July 19, 2012: Vol 35, No. 29) for the Best Inner-City Spring Water. Read their review by clicking here.
June 2012 – Met with Mayor Rosamilia to review the project plan and discuss next steps. Click here to read the letter from Mayor Rosamilia in support of the restoration efforts.
May 2012 – Received notice that the Troy City Council approved the funding of a Troy Neighborhood Improvement Grant totaling $900. We have reached approximately 15% of the $25K fundraising goal.
January 2012 – Project Plan updated with current schedule, report on 2011 progress, and project notes from 1966 modernization effort.
August 2011 – Pictures along with a sketch of the spring design detailing the 1966 modernization of the Troy Spring were discovered during the month. This information has provided valuable insight to the Design Team and will serve to minimize the scope of the restoration efforts. A 1989 Troy Record Article and a 1991 Times Union Article provide interesting accounts of the importance of the Troy Spring to the community.
May 2011 – Received notice that the Troy City Council approved the funding of a Troy Neighborhood Improvement Grant totaling $1,300. We have reached approximately 10% of the $25K fundraising goal. The Record Newspaper, May 19, 2011, Pulse of the People.
April 2011 - Received notice from NYS Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari acknowledging that funding for Legislative Initiatives was excluded from the NYS State Budget. Received notice from the Hudson Valley Greenway Communities Council that the Restoration of the Troy Spring Project was not selected for a community grant.
February 2011 - Applied for Hudson River Valley Greenway Community Grant. Letter from Mayor Harry Tutunjian in support of the grant.
January 2011 - Received notification from NYS Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari acknowledging the project is under consideration for funding as a Legislative Initiative. Applied for a Troy Neighborhood Improvement Grant. Thanks to Dave Austin for creating the fundraising goal tracker jug.
December 2010 – Executed operating agreement on behalf of the Friends of the Troy Spring with the City of Troy and Tap, Inc.
November 2010 – Announcement made on goal to raise $25,000 for the restoration. Attended meetings with Troy Italian Community Center and Troy Little Italy to discuss the project plan. The Record Newspaper, November 28, 2010, Article by Cecelia Martinez.
October 2010 – Project Plan provides updated schedule, cost estimate, preliminary design details & artist rendering (220K PDF).
- Thanks to Troy Architect Chico Christopher, TAP, Inc.; Hydrologist Chip Kilduff, RPI, and Structural Engineer, Ben Marra, Marra Engineering for their effort in developing the preliminary design details for the project; Dahl Taylor for the artist rendering of the restoration.
The public is invited to submit their comments on the project to Nick Moscatello by email at: Nick@TroySpring.org
July 2010 - A new water collection system is being designed in the event that the current system is compromised during the excavation for the replacement of the existing retaining wall. Chip Kilduff, Professor Environmental Engineering at RPI, has volunteered to help with the hydrology for the site. He is currently collaborating with Chico Christopher and Ben Marra on design plans for the water collection system. Plans are expected to be completed by Sept 2010.
June 2010 - Work is underway to conduct a preliminary investigation of the spring to determine the integrity of the water containment structure. The investigation will get more detailed step by step. This will provide critical information for the project estimate. Chico Christopher, TAP Inc., and Ben Marra, Marra Engineering are overseeing the evaluation.
December 2009 - Sanitation Survey Report (note this is a large 1.5Mb PDF) prepared by Nick Moscatello with assistance from Dave Austin, Jim Besha, Brian Collins, Bill Skeritt, and John Wilson.
October 2009 - Obtained Soils Report for the Project Site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (700K PDF file).
- Thanks to Troy resident Bill Skeritt for his insight and background materials on the geology of the site.
September 2009 - Maintained information booth at the 21st Annual Festa Italiano held at the Troy Italian Community Center. Distributed flyers, answered questions on the project and began fundraising efforts.
- James Besha, P.E., Albany Engineering Corporation volunteered to assist with design services for the project.
August 2009 - Met with city officials to discuss scope of project and obtain support. Bill Chamberlain will serve as project coordinator for the City of Troy.
Attended meeting at the Mt. Ida Preservation Association to obtain their approval to partner on project with Troy Italian Community Center and the Friends of the Troy Spring.
July 2009 - TroySpring.org website initiated thanks to volunteer efforts of Dave Austin.
March 2009 - Project Proposal prepared by Nick Moscatello and shared with City, RPI and Troy I.C.C.