After looking at the 280-acre site to determine its best use, NYSERDA joined the Saratoga Economic Development Corp. and the University at Albany to develop the property as a technology park devoted to clean energy, energy efficient, and environmental technologies.
In August 2001, the establishment of STEP was announced.
For their part, board members were impressed with the presentation. Council member Cliff Lange pressed the engineers for details on maintaining the roundabout near Hermes Road, and also water line maintenance. Hermes Road is privately owned, located off town-owned Dunning Street.
"Most homes in that area of Fox Wander are on wells, and we do need to run water lines and have them hook up with Saratoga Water Services," said town Comptroller Kevin King.
Resident Ann Klotz asked the project designers how the park will impact town emergency services.
"Their employees will be using town ambulance and fire services, as well as highways maintained by the town," said Klotz.
"As far as fire and ambulance taxes, we're looking forward to the developers paying their fair share," said Callender. "We maintain all the private roads and there are no water or sewer services being provided by the town of Malta.
There will also be a slate of what's called host community benefits that go back to the town." ""