COLONIE: Review to begin on farm site

The town's decision to steer the authority's environmental review in favor of the tree-height tower was made after pinning resident concerns against engineer recommendations, said Town Attorney Arnis Zilgme.

"(Now) everyone will have the same information in front of them and can review it," said Zilgme.

With a detailed analysis in hand, talks will now focus on whether the tree-height tower is right for the site, he said.

Over the course of three years, the town and airport have brought the tower relocation before residents to sell them on the best possible location that would both keep the towers out of the paths of approaching aircraft and out of view of residents, as well as serving the needs of the Latham Water District.

Board members agreed that a tree-height tank at the Sanderson site is the best choice so far to address those goals, Zilgme said.

The board's decision on whether or not to approve the latest tower design and location will ultimately be guided by public response to the environmental analysis.""

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