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Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board sewer board looks to rebid project

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board decided recently to rebid for modifications and equipment for the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility’s Administration Building.

Facility Manager Wallace Arnold noted no bids were received at a June 3 bid opening for ventilating and air conditioning improvements previously planned for the building.

He said Latham-based Emcor Services on Aug. 12 did an evaluation of the Administration Building’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning system. Arnold said the firm recommended replacement of the boiler and three existing air handlers with heat pump equipment to allow a dedicated outdoor air system to recover exhausted energy and provide conditioned air in the building.

Arnold requested and received board approval to rebid for HVAC improvements for the Administration Building, as part of the sewage treatment plant’s 2020 budget/capital plan.

In another matter, the board granted changes to FAGE USA Dairy’s sewer permit for revised allocations for average workday loadings. The Johnstown Industrial Park company sought decreases in loadings in four categories.

A union negotiations meeting was due to be held Nov. 18 at the facility, it was noted.

In other action, the board denied two separate sewer bill protests within the Glove Cities.

The first was a request for a sewer bill adjustment from 321 W. State St. in Johnstown because of excess water usage. The board denied the request for credit since permission to inspect the property was not granted.

The second sewer bill protest involved property at 767 Route 29A in Gloversville. This adjustment also alleged excess water usage, but the request for credit was denied because there was no actual sewer charges on the account.

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

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