New sewer district established

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday passed a final order establishing new County Sewer District No. 3 in the Meco area of the town of Johnstown.

Supervisors had approved the district in May. But Monday’s action at the County Office Building incorporated establishment of an updated version of a final report by Johnstown-based C.T. Males Associates, thus creating the final district.

“It has been a long time coming,” said board Chairman Jack Wilson, Johnstown town supervisor.

A total of 93 parcels totalling about 500 acres of land are included in the new Sewer District No. 3 in the Meco area of the town of Johnstown. Sewer District No. 3 will serve properties extending from the city of Gloversville and adjacent to and west along Route 29A, north along County Highway 122 to West State Street Extension and encompassing the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare on Phelps Street.

The approved resolution notes the county has done its due diligence in establishing the district. C.T. Male issued a map, plan and report last October. The board held a public hearing April 8, and an environmental assessment found no issues.

“The Fulton County Board of Supervisors has determined that it is in the interest of the residents of Fulton County to establish public sewer service in the vicinity of Meco in the town of Johnstown,” the resolution states. “The city of Gloversville and Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility have sufficient capacity and ability to supply sewer service to the county in accordance with the SMART Waters’ intermunicipal agreement.”

In other board public works business:

∫ Supervisors accepted $138,448 in 2019-20 Extreme Winter Recovery Funds not anticipated in the county’s adopted 2019 budget. The resolution also allocates funding for a project at Schell and Twin Churches Road, as well as additional excavation work on a 2019 County Highway 158 realignment project.

∫ The board authorized a $25,000 contract with Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation LLP of Albany for historic architectural services for the Fulton County Courthouse exterior renovation project. The firm is a consulting architect to oversee renovations.

∫ A contract was approved between the county Solid Waste Department and Environmental Attribute Advisors of New York City to facilitate sale of Fulton County landfill carbon credits through 2020.

∫ The board authorized a $10,420 legal settlement with Environmental Rating Scales Institute for an overdue account balance through the Solid Waste Department.

By Patricia Older

Leave a Reply