Mayfield sewer district proposed

JOHNSTOWN — Mayfield-area sewer matters have come before members of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, who meet Tuesday to consider action on a Vail Mills sewer collection system.

County Planning Director James Mraz updated the board’s Economic Development and Environment Committee on a proposed county sewer district in the town of Mayfield.

A board resolution approved in September authorized a county agreement with Clifton Park-based Environmental Design Partnership to prepare a map, plan and report on creation of a county sewer district along School Street. Work by the firm was contingent upon the Mayfield Village Board’s acknowledgment it would approve a wastewater treatment plant allocation of sewer capacity.

“First, we wanted to make sure the village of Mayfield would approve an allocation,” Mraz said.

Mraz told the committee that he and town Supervisor Rick Argotsinger attended a Sept. 19 Village Board meeting in which two important motions were approved. One motion acknowledged the village’s commitment to provide wastewater capacity for the county sewer district. The second motion approved the village’s commitment to take over ownership, operation and maintenance of the sewer infrastructure the county will install in the district after a one-year warranty expires.

Mraz said work on the map, plan and report can now begin.

“I sent the contract back to Environmental Design Partnership and we’re off and running,” he said.

In another Mayfield-area sewer matter, the committee approved a proposed resolution authorizing a new $50,000 agreement with Environmental Design Partnership to prepare design plans and bid specifications for a Vail Mills sewer collection system. The full board will consider final action at its 1 p.m. Tuesday meeting at the County Office Building.

Fulton County’s 2017 capital budget contains a $250,000 appropriation for engineering work on the system.

Environmental Design Partnership on Sept. 18 submitted the $50,000 proposal to do the work.

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