Bidding process started for project

JOHNSTOWN — Over 25 sets of specifications were sent out for possible bidders on Fulton County’s Sewer District No. 2 collection project in Vail Mills.

County Planning Director Scott Henze recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee about his office’s activities, including the Vail Mills sewer project.

“We are currently out to bid,” Henze stated.

Fulton County is currently attempting to construct a new sewer collection system in Vail Mills, in the Routes 29 and 30 area of the town of Mayfield. Bids are due March 21.

Henze told the committee that engineer Travis Mitchell of Environmental Design Partnership of Clifton Park informed him that 26 sets of plans and specifications were sent out to possible vendors for the project.

A sewer collection system to service the new sewer district will be a gravity system that will flow to a pump station placed near the Fulton County Visitor Center at Routes 29 and 30. Wastewater would be pumped to an area wastewater treatment plant.

Elsewhere in Henze’s report to the committee:

∫ The planning director reported on a different proposed county sewer district involving Hales Mills Road Extension. Henze said the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision advised it is willing to transfer ownership of sewer lines and pump stations serving the state’s Hale Creek Correctional Facility and former Tryon campus to Fulton County.

Henze said his office contacted the state about a possible agreement.

“They sounded very positive,” Henze said.

∫ Henze said he is awaiting a final draft document from C.T. Male Associates regarding proposed county Sewer District No. 3 in Meco.

“I expect to have that draft map, plan and report in the next week or so,” he said.

The sewer district would be along Route 29A. Both the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown have provided resolutions committing to provide an allocation of wastewater flow for the proposed sewer district.

∫ The committee can expect to get an update on the county’s long-awaited development strategy at its March 28 meeting, Henze said.

∫ Henze said Dan’s Hauling and Demolition of Wynantskill has been busy demolishing certain buildings at the Tryon Technology Park in Perth. The county and the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency, which owns the park, is trying to clear land to make the park more developable and attractive to future businesses.

“It will be good to get those buildings down,” Henze said.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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