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Cheers and jeers

August 31, 2013
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To not taking a vote. There may be no study on building a highway from Thruway Exit 28 in Fultonville to Route 30A near the Johnstown Industrial Park. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday allowed a resolution for the study to die after no supervisor would sponsor it. Montgomery County wouldn't have had to pay anything for the study, but its approval was needed because both it and Fulton County - which would have paid for the full local cost of the study - would have entered a joint application for the study's funding. The supervisors apparently felt members of the public who attended the meeting and voiced concerns about the proposal knew more than they did. The fact is that many of the safety and traffic complaints about the proposed highway were based on conjecture. It is difficult to believe not one Montgomery County supervisor was willing to support a study that carried no cost for the county. Perhaps that is the case, but in our opinion, it should have at least been officially brought to the floor, with a vote taken and recorded. That is their job.



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