Johnstown Water Board OK’s sand filter purchase

JOHNSTOWN —The city Water Board recently voted to purchase an emergency piece of equipment — a $113,500 sand filter for the city Water Department.

At its Sept. 9 meeting, the board passed a resolution indicating the department was in “emergency” need of an aggregate washing machine, or a sand media filter for the filtration plants.

Board members authorized execution of an agreement with Aggregate Equipment Inc. to purchase a $113,500 Ortner portable sand media filter.

In other business, the board passed a resolution to execute a $30,800 agreement with CT Male Associates of Latham for general engineering and consulting services for Route 30A waterline improvements. The board had already voted preliminarily at its Aug. 12 session to enter into a contract with the firm.

The board appointed Michael Capparello of 226 Jansen Ave. as its newest member, to serve through Dec. 31. A previous resignation of former board President Jason Hammer created a vacancy on the board.

“The Water Board recognizes that this position must be filled in order for the citizens of Johnstown to be represented,” the Sept. 9 resolution states.

The board now consists of: Capparello; John Swierzowski, vice president; and board members George DiMarco, Brandon Lyon, and Marj Kline.

Elsewhere during the session, John Rizzo, an engineer with Greenman-Pedersen Inc. of Babylon, gave an overview presentation on the second phase of the board’s ongoing Cork Spillway Rehabilitation Project.

In old business, the board discussed capital projects, the sand filter replacement, and Fulton County’s Water District No. 1.

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

By Kerry Minor

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