Meeting slated to discuss possible new sewer district

JOHNSTOWN-Residents and interested businesses are invited to an informational meeting Monday to discuss the formation of a sewer district around East Fulton Street.

According to Nancy MacVean, town supervisor, an informational meeting on a proposed sewer district will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at the Town Hall. Joe Bianchi, an engineer with MJ Engineering, will present to the public the details regarding the district.

The district may include an area along East Fulton Street to Route 30A and part of Myrtle Avenue. A septic tank would be built behind the property of the former Loblaw’s store on East Fulton Street.

“It would basically pertain to everyone in the area,” MacVean said.

Construction of the district would take 65 weeks, Bianchi said in a June 2013 board meeting. The project, according to a study given to the board, is projected to cost close to $887,000. The rates for users, which could be between $500 to $1,100 per year, are based on potential construction costs, he said.

MacVean said the district was proposed to offer sewer services in the area. The process began after Stewart’s Shop on Route 29A reported difficulties with their septic system. MacVean said the shop was interested in receiving sewer services from Gloversville. However, Gloversville wished to annex the property before extending any services.

According to MacVean, no progress has been made on the second sewer district, which is planned to be built around the Walmart Supercenter.

The rough boundaries for that district include land along Route 67, land east of the existing water district along Route 29, Hales Mills Road, the intersection of Route 30A, southeast along Steele Avenue and eastward along Route 349.

According to the inter-municipal agreement, Gloversville will charge users of water in the town water district or city permissive-use area a rate of double the in-city rate. Cooperation provisions in the agreement require the town to support any grant or loan application filed by Gloversville to obtain funding to construct the water lines on Hales Mills Road Extension, as well as to adopt any necessary regulations for safe water services requested by the city.

MacVean said she was continuing to seek Gloversville’s assistance on building the district.