GLOVERSVILLE - Issues relating to development top the agenda for Tuesday's Common Council work session.
A resolution authorizing Mayor Dayton King to enter into an agreement with engineering consulting firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., of Albany, would allow the city to learn if a route offering direct access to future retail sites along Route 30A is possible.
With the Walmart supercenter under construction and additional retail stores planned, city officials believe an easier way to get to the site would be beneficial to the city's tax coffers.
King said based on his research, while earlier talks championed the idea of access to Route 30A there was no follow through on the idea.
"Nobody ever went to DOT [Department of Transportation]," he said.
The engineering study could take between three and six months and cost about $30,000.
The state Department of Transportation would need to approve any work going forward based on the study's results.
On a related business note, another resolution that King will propose to the council would allow Greek yogurt company Fage to have more time to complete a project.
Last month, the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board approved a modification to the sewer use local law that will extend the maximum term of industrial wastewater permits from three to five years.
Fage USA officials have said they want to break ground this summer to build a $120 million expansion. Fage will build a 120,000-square-foot addition to its plant at 1 Opportunity Drive in Johnstown and construct a new parking lot.
During its work session Tuesday, the council also will:
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