JOHNSTOWN - A Fulton County official said CG Roxane is hoping to start construction of its proposed water-bottling plant in June.
County Planning Director James Mraz, who is working with the California-based company, briefed two Board of Supervisors' committees on the project this week.
He said the company lacks only final Planning Board approval and permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The town Planning Board could approve the site plan at a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"Realistically, we would be ready to mobilize in June," Mraz said.
CG Roxane plans to build a 242,000-square-foot spring-water bottling facility on the south side of Watershed Road in the town of Johnstown.
The company will reconstruct Old Sweet Road to town standards to provide easier access from Route 29.
The company plans to bottle water from a watershed owned by the village of Canajoharie and another owned by the city of Johnstown, and sell it as Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water.
Mraz has said CG Roxane will hire 28 people to start and 13 more when it expands.
He told the Board of Supervisors' Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee that CG Roxane had a two-hour meeting Monday with National Grid to deal with power issues relating to the site.
Mraz said the town Planning Board has reviewed comments from involved agencies as part of a coordinated state Environmental Quality Review process. He said that board also declared itself lead agency for issuing a determination of significance.
He said he also attended an April 23 special Planning Board session to review potential environmental effects of the CG Roxane project and identify mitigative measures to be included in a final Environmental Assessment Report being prepared for the project.
He told the Board of Supervisors' Economic Development and Environment Committee that SEQR approval by the town Planning Board should also come at Tuesday's meeting.
CG Roxane originally planned to use only Canajoharie water and build a plant in Ephratah.
But it amended plans this year, moving the plant to a larger site in Johnstown and seeking access to city water as well.
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