Officials: More than $200,000 spent on Normans Kill landslide cleanup

An aerial view of the Normans Kill flooding on April 20, 2015 provided by the New York State Police.

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Officials said it cost well over $200,000 to clean up from the Normans Kill landslide.

In April, earth from the Bethlehem side of the creek came down and blocked the Normans Kill between the Capital Hills and Normanside Golf Clubs. A state of emergency was issued, and crews worked through the night to create a channel around the blockage.

The city of Albany said it spent around $120,000 on it, and the Bethlehem town supervisor said they spent about $80,000.

Both argue taxpayers shouldn’t be the ones to foot the bill, but they said they’re waiting on a report from the Department of Environmental Conservation that will reveal the definitive cause of the landslide.

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