More work is slated for the Karg site

JOHNSTOWN — More environmental work is in store for the city-owned, 5.4-acre former Karg Bros. tannery site.

The Common Council will consider approval of a $1,635 agreement with Arcadis at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The firm will complete additional work required at the Karg’s site by the state for ongoing site management.

The city in 2008 was awarded a $185,000 state grant in which Arcadis was selected to assist the city with cleanup at Karg’s and adjacent off-site properties.

The Karg Bros. tannery used to be located at 126-222 N. Perry St. It once employed hundreds of people. The Feuer Leather Group shuttered it in 1995 and its owners left the area. The city took over the property and tore the Karg building down in 1999. Extensive remediation was done by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2001.

In other business, the council will conduct a public hearing on a five year plan for a Section 8 Housing Program.

In addition to the Arcadis resolution, the board will consider approval of a half-dozen other resolutions on Monday’s agenda. They include: two resolutions involving security, maintenance and cleaning agreements for City Court; correction of service rates for Certified Ambulance Group, Inc.; advertisement of a public hearing for a parking ordinance, and an agreement with CT Male involving Linden Avenue water service.

Mayor Vern Jackson is slated to oversee employee recognition of John Denmark of the city Water Department.

Other routine parts of the session will include city officials’ reports, liaison reports, and a council discussion.

Jackson will make announcements of upcoming events at the conclusion of the meeting.

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


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