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Cooperation key to effort

April 20, 2014

Fulton County is looking at a possible plan for a limited regional water and sewer system throughout the county. The effort may be a good one....

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Apr-20-14 5:30 PM

The report made clear that dragging lines into the country couldn't happen cause it just isn't practical, justifying our move out of Gloversville 22 years ago. Also,this is just another of the supervisor's ploys to make the voters think they're doing something. None of this will happen.

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Apr-20-14 2:45 PM

grant18 Does that mean the people's water supply that was ruined by the Jonhnstown dump and Gloversville dump are getting free water supply now after the leather industries ruined? Not on Johnson Ave, In the Town of Johnstown they art not. I don't know grant18, you might be opening up a can of worms.

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Apr-20-14 1:56 PM

grant18 What about the Johnstown Dump and the threat to Meco well water supply from a containimted aqui fer from this dump?

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Apr-20-14 1:15 PM

Hey this will be expensive. You have to lay a lot of pipe all over the county, then maintain that system. It will be a boon to the plumbers, at least the union plumbers. Then everyone in the county will pay a high price for clean water and waste water treatments along with all the required infrastructure. I believe that the costs outweigh the benefits. I vote no and rural residents should be smart enough to vote the same way. Over budget and over prices is the way this all will go down!

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Apr-20-14 12:48 PM

Cooperation is only an option when a program has benefits to all entities involved. Extending water and sewer lines to the greenspace areas of the town has major benefits for the towns and their property owners since if such servces were available, development would likely occur and property values would increase. The probem is that this would be at the expense of the cities who, lest it be forgotten, funded the construction, operation, and maintenance of the water and sewer systems. If the cities extended their infrastucture outside of their jurisidictional boundaries, the further decay and loss in property value and tax revenue would be realized by the city.

Also, any look at the latest census numbers show that people are not moving to the area in masses. So any expansion that would occur with extended water and sewer lines would be sprawl without growth. A reschuffling of the people in Fulton County, not more people in the county. This is an unsustainable path forward.

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Apr-20-14 8:35 AM

John4848 may not have noticed but the City of Gloversville residents extended their water lines in a huge loop around their old dump so that residents who might have been affected by those tannery wastes would have clean, safe, treated & filtered water from the City's reservoirs. And this was at a cost that far exceeded a million dollars & is probably still being paid for in debt service. Berkshire residents who built homes knowing that the dump was there made out well & should have nothing to complain about now.

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Apr-20-14 5:45 AM

What about the two unlined Johnstown and Gloversville dumps that ruin the water supply in the Town of Johnstown. That the cities allowed the local leather mills to dump their poison in? Or should we just look the other way?

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Apr-20-14 5:09 AM

Are you kidding? Another economic development ploy? Lets get real.

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