The Todd’s Pond Advisory Committee
The Todd’s Pond Advisory Committee (TPAC) was created by the Town Board in June, 2019 to consider the condition of Todd’s Pond in Katonah, including but not limited to the impact of solids/silt accumulation in the pond and the extent to which the pond functions as a flood control component in the immediate pond vicinity and/or other parts of Katonah. The TPAC’s mission also includes making recommendations to the Town Board with respect to addressing issues which impact the condition of the pond.
The current TPAC members are: Katonah residents Lou Sorell (interim chairman), Mike Dwyer, Jen Gregory, and Don Scott; Town Board member MaryAnn Carr; Bedford Wetlands Control Commission member Fiona Mitchell; and Bedford DPW Commissioner Kevin Winn.
The TPAC has met monthly since July 2019, and has been involved in a number of activities, including: review of the previous reports and documentation relating to the pond; consideration of interim measures relating to the pond; discussing various issues relating to the pond with the Town’s environmental consultant Beth Evans; preparing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a detailed study of the pond and submitting the RFQ to three (3) different engineering contractors; having each contractor present its RFQ response to the TPAC; preparation of an outline for bid solicitation which was then shared with each of the three engineering contractors to enable them to each provide a bid for the scope of work detailed in the outline; and review of each of the bids.
The TPAC has reached consensus on which of the three contractors it wishes to proceed with for the study, and expects to submit a request to the Town Board within the next 7-10 days for authorization (including funds) to proceed.
Lou Sorrell (interim chair)
MaryAnn Carr (Town Board Liason)
Fiona Mitchell (Bedford Wetlands Control Commission)
Kevin Winn (Bedford Department of Public Works Commissioner)