While the meeting was initially intended to allow residents to express their concerns, it focused on the desire to bring both water and sewer to the area. Several meetings have been held since, some involving members of the Town of Ballston Clean Water Committee.
The Town of Ballston put out a Request for Proposal to update the earlier plan to bring sewers to the area around the lake. The contract was awarded to Delaware Engineering in early December. More information on the sewer project will be available after the study is complete (anticipated May 2014). When and if sewers are installed in the watershed area, they will serve properties in both the towns of Ballston and Clifton Park – and representatives of both towns have participated in the ongoing meetings and are continuing to work together.
While the Town of Ballston has taken the lead on sewers, the Town of Clifton Park has moved forward on municipal water. At the most recent meeting held on February 26th at the Ballston Lake Fire Department, Town of Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett introduced Jeffrey Trzeciak of McDonald Engineering and passed out copies of his report outlining two possibilities for establishing a special water district. The residents attending the meeting were encouraged to ask questions at the meeting and to contact Phil Barrett (email@example.com) if they have additional concerns after reviewing the report. Since most residents agree that sewers are a priority over water – even if water is a bigger problem for some at the moment, meetings are on hold until the report from Delaware Engineering is complete.
Postcard notices have been sent to Eastside Drive residents inviting them to previous meetings. If you are interested in being notified when future meetings are being held or receiving copies of the meeting notes including the McDonald Engineering report, email Judy Brodeur at firstname.lastname@example.org