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Sewer District sees new connections

JOHNSTOWN — Activity is picking up with the new Fulton County Sewer District No. 2 in Vail Mills, a Board of Supervisors committee heard recently.

“I hope to get ahead of what is going to happen with additional private connections,” said county Planning Director Scott Henze.

In his activities report, Henze told the Public Works Committee that Bellamy Construction has to date completed private property connections that were requested into the collection system for the sewer district. He said he’s preparing final documentation for the project.

Henze said his office is preparing Empire State Development and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York grant reimbursement requests. He said he is planning to meet with village of Broadalbin representatives to discuss the future connection process.

Highlighting other parts of his report, Henze said the site plan for a new Dollar General Store along Route 29A in the town of Caroga was reviewed by the town’s Planning Board.

“It’s nice that project is moving forward for the town of Caroga,” Henze said.

The county Planning Board discussed the continued proliferation of solar farm projects throughout Fulton County, he said.

Henze said the Northampton Town Planning Board began the review of a minor subdivision application of lands along Bunker Hill Road. A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Hall.

“They’re looking at 37 parcels in this land development,” Henze said.

The planning official listened to a “concept presentation” for the 26-acre Hale Creek Run development that would take place on Tryon Technology Park property, south of County Highway 107.

“They’ve shown the property at least 10 times,” Henze said.

He reported he met with Environmental Design Partnership to discuss creation of Fulton County Sewer District No. 4 on Hales Mills Road Extension.

The Tryon Technology Park primary electric upgrade project will begin soon, he said.

“The installation is set to commence April 6,” Henze said.

The Fulton County Planning Department has started to scan old municipal files using Laserfiche software provided by the county Information Services Department.

“It’s been very beneficial, and we continue to scan those records,” Henze said.

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

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