By Drew Hamilink, Sewer Committee
Work continues to progress. The detail engineering design has been completed including the construction documents that will go out to bid. Significant progress has been made on securing easements but the team is still working to connect with a few people. The public hearing was conducted on May 8th for the Town’s “Sewer Use Law” which will designate policies such as who must connect and when. It should be noted that this law only pertains to the Town of Ballston. Clifton Park already has a similar existing law which governs their residents. At this point we expect to go out to bid over the Winter and begin construction in the Spring when the ground thaws.
Triggered by the recent public hearing on the sewer use law, there has been several print articles in local newspapers including residents calling for a “re-vote” of the Lake district referendum of almost three years ago. In response to that issue Superintendent Szczepaniak stated in the Schenectady Gazette on 5/16 that:
“A referendum has been taken and the vote is over. The project is in the design phase right now, and no re-vote will be taken. Shovels will be in the ground next Spring.”