Contract approved for update

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves resolutions related to sewer districts Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized a $2,500 contract with C.T. Male Associates to update documents for the county’s proposed sewer district on Route 29A in the town of Johnstown.

The district is being developed for residents and businesses to connect into an existing county sewer line.

“This deals with the sewer line that the county installed back in 1977,” county Planning Director James Mraz told the board’s Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee last week.

Fulton County operates a sewer line which runs from the city of Gloversville along Route 29A to County Highway 122 to the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in the town. The county wants to create a sewer district for that area, with supervisors approving a required map, plan and report by C.T, Male.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said supervisors noticed Monday morning there was no funding source for C.T. Male’s work. He said the $2,500 will be taken out of the county Planning Department’s “professional services” line item.

“It looks like the most logical spot,” Stead said.

There are currently four properties connected to the existing Meco sewerline. They are the former Meco Elementary School, Meco Volunteer Fire Department, a Stewart’s Shop in the town of Johnstown, and the Gloversville Enlarged School District’s Transportation Center on Route 29A.

County officials said last spring that Rizzo Trucking at 1511 Route 29A wants to use the existing county sewer line. But for that to happen, a new sewer district must be created.

In 1977, Fulton County installed the sewerline from the former county nursing home to the city of Gloversville. This allowed the nursing home to discharge its wastewater into a public sewer and eliminate the need for on-site treatment. The older system consists of two sewer pump stations at the nursing home and on Route 29A, a four-inch force main, and a 10-inch gravity main.

Mraz said the county recently received resolutions from both the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown allowing use of the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility for the new Route 29A district.

He said the Meco district will be referred to as Fulton County Sewer District No. 3. No. 1 district goes to Fulton-Montgomery Community College and No. 2 district is proposed for the Vail Mills area.

In other infrastructure items before the board Monday:

∫ Supervisors voted to advertise for bids for construction of a sewer collection system for Fulton County Sewer District No. 2 in Vail Mills. Bids are due to the county by 2 p.m. March 14.

∫ The board confirmed a fifth change order of $3,141 for the Fort Johnstown Annex exterior renovation project, and authorized closeout of the project. The contract for Lupini Construction Inc. was closed out at nearly $350,000.

∫ The board voted to advertise for bids for the Fulton County Office Building renovation project until 2 p.m. March 14.

“I think it’s going to be a huge, huge improvement,” Stead said. “This is long overdue.”

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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