Wastewater plant needs $30K

FONDA – The Village Board was informed Monday the joint Fonda-Fultonville Wastewater Treatment Facility needs $30,000 – amounting to a $15,000 contribution from each village – to cover a shortfall.

The board was also informed it is likely the facility will need an additional $40,000 by the end of the fiscal year, which could cost each village an additional $20,000.

Fultonville Mayor Bob Headwell, chairman of the sewer board that runs the facility, said the shortfall happened, in part, because the villages decided to end the contract with the company that managed the plant. Because the contract with the company still had six months left, the $312,000 budgeted for the year was inadequate.

He said future budgets will still be around $312,000.

The village trustees did not act on the request for additional money at the meeting.

The village set a joint meeting with the mayor and trustees of Fultonville for 6 p.m. Feb. 17 to discuss the matter and make a decision.

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