Supervisors set public hearing

Report on sewer district slated for April 8

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week set a public hearing on a formal draft map, plan and report to be done for proposed Fulton County Sewer District No. 3 in the Meco hamlet area of the town of Johnstown.

The hearing was set for 1:45 p.m. April 8 in the Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office Building.

The county has a contract with C.T. Male Associates to update a previous report done on for the proposed district.

County officials say the district would encompass approximately 500 acres of land and 93 tax parcels. It would serve adjacent properties along Route 29A and County Highways 101 and 122 in the town of Johnstown.

The resolution notes the Fulton County Water and Sewer Agency — via a cooperative SMART Waters agreement with the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown — has “sufficient capacities and ability to supply public sewer service to the proposed district.”

The board on Monday also passed a resolution classifying Sewer District No. 3 in Meco as an “unlisted action.” The same resolution proposes Fulton County serve as lead agency for the state Environmental Quality Review, and authorizes distribution of a Part I Full Environmental Assessment Form to other involved SEQR agencies. Those agencies are the city of Gloversville, state Department of Environmental Conservation, and the state Department of Health.

In other water and sewer business, the board authorized a $17,000 contract with Environmental Design Partnership of Clifton Park. The contract is to prepare maps, plans and reports for creation of separate water and sewer districts in the Route 29 vicinity of the Johnstown Town Hall.

Municipal water and sewer infrastructure is already installed in the vicinity of the hall.

Town Supervisor Jack Wilson requested the Board of Supervisors evaluate the feasibility of establishing county water and sewer districts in that hall area.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.