Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) has secured critical funding for the repair of the historic and beloved Piermont Pier.
The pier was significantly damaged following the first nor’easter this month on March 2. Piermont Mayor Bruce Tucker estimated the storm did more than $30,000 worth of damage.
Mayor Tucker tried to go through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for funding, but a state of emergency was not declared in Rockland County following the storm. After encountering red tape, Sen. Carlucci reached out to help. Through a state grant, Sen. Carlucci was able to secure about $40,000 in funding to make repairs to the pier.
“The pier here is really an asset, not just for Piermont but for the whole community. It is the real jewel of the Hudson. People come far and wide to enjoy this historic pier and the stunning views it offers. I wanted to help and knew I had to move quickly on this project so the repairs could be made in time for the summer,” said Sen. Carlucci.
“The fact that the Senator came through with funding especially to be able to do it, and have it repaired by Memorial Day Weekend, which is our target was big so we thank the Senator a lot,” said Mayor Tucker.
Mayor Tucker said the funding would be used to repair the side of pier, the road leading up to the boardwalk, and the boardwalk itself.