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Engineering agreement approved for sewer service extension project

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors recently voted to execute an agreement with a Saratoga County firm for engineering related to extension of sewer services along Routes 30 and 30A in three towns.

The Board of Supervisors authorized a not-to-exceed $75,000 contract with Environmental Design Partnership of Clifton Park at its monthly meeting at the County Office Building.

“This is in the 2020 capital plan,” county Planning Director Scott Henze recently told the board’s Economic Development and Environment Committee.

The proposed agreement utilizes 100 percent county funds and is for preparation of an engineering feasibility study for extension of sanitary sewer service along Routes 30 and 30A in the towns of Johnstown, Mayfield and Northampton.

Town of Johnstown Supervisor Jack Wilson had recently told the committee he was not in favor of extending sewer service up Route 30A in his town of Johnstown “because no one can hook into it.” He said a better highway would be along Route 349.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Environmental Design Partnership’s feasibility study will examine the various sewer hookup issues.

The resolution indicates the 2020 capital plan identifies a Route 30 sewer preliminary feasibility study as a component of Fulton County’s SMART Waters initiative.

It was noted Environmental Design Partnership has been the “lead” engineering firm involved in the ongoing initiative.

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

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