Next week, in conjunction with the Greene County Film Commission, a crew from HBO will be filming in the Village of Athens. The project is an upcoming mini-series entitled “The Plot Against America”, based on the novel by Philip Roth. Their tech scouts arrived this week (you may have seen them around the Village). Filming will be for one night (6pm – 7am), either Tuesday, 9/24 or Wednesday, 9/25. Please check our Facebook page for timing updates.
The premise is a reimagining of history in which Charles Lindbergh defeats Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election. In the scene they are shooting, a family is driving through 1940’s Pittsburgh when they encounter a military road block. Second Street will play 1940’s Pittsburgh.
Second St. between Washington and Montgomery, as well as several blocks in the surrounding area, will be closed off during filming. The folks from HBO will be knocking on the doors of residents who will be directly affected by the shoot to explain everything in detail. If you’re not at home, they’ll leave an informational flyer for your review. Here’s a map of the route they will take through the village and the streets that will be affected.
Please check back on Facebook for updates as they come in.
The Athens Village Board will hold a public hearing on September 25th at 6:30pm at the community building. On the agenda are two local laws which are currently available for review on the Useful Links page.
2019 Local law 5 establishes a supplemental commercial overlay zone on Second Street. The proposed zone will extend from Water Street to Church Street.
In addition to local law 5, we will be hearing public comments on local law 6. The purpose of local law 6 is to establish a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) energy program.
The public is welcome to comment during the hearing. Please come and share your thoughts and questions with the community. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Athens Village Board
On August 12th, the following message was posted to Facebook and to the Athens Community Board:
Due to a valve rebuild at the Dogwood Ln. water storage tank today, your water may appear discolored. Northdome is on the case and the water is safe for consumption. However, you should check your water’s appearance before washing any white laundry. Northdome and the Village DPW will be flushing the system tonight, you may see them in the area. Their efforts should resolve the situation within about a day.
It was brought to our attention today that a few residents are still experiencing discoloration. However, everything went according to plan and the water at the Dogwood Lane tank, the WWTP and Brick Row is all clear. Apparently the water is just taking a bit longer to clear in some areas of the Village and the issue should resolve itself shortly.
Again, the water has been tested and properly treated, so it is safe!
We’ve posted the latest information from Northdome on the current water situation to Facebook several times, but the post keeps disappearing. So, here’s what we’ve got as of Friday, 8/2/19… In short, the water is safe.
“We have made sure that the plant is producing clean water and have run extra tests to see if there is any way it’s coming from the plant. We have found nothing. The complaints started Tuesday on Schoharie Turnpike and have moved to the Village. On Tuesday we determined that discolored water was moving into the tank on Dogwood Lane, but was leaving the tank clear. On Wednesday it was clear going in and discolored going out. As of today still clear going in and slightly discolored going out. We can find no leaks that would be causing this. The water is safe to use. We have taken extra tests throughout the distribution system to make sure that the disinfection is adequate throughout. We will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.”
In addition, the Village DPW is flushing a hydrant on upper Second St. that Northdome believes will assist with the situation.
Most importantly, YOUR WATER IS SAFE!
We’ll do our best to keep you posted as we monitor the situation.