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Water Authority appoints Hynes

"My role on the County Water Authority is separate, and apart from the two water contracts," said Hynes.

She said that when sitting on the board, she is primarily a council member, and that the new town attorney, not yet appointed, will have the final say on how to resolve the town's two water contracts.

"Once we hire a new town attorney, I would like that individual's view on the issue," said Hynes.

Although she is an attorney, she said that when they entered into the two contracts, she was acting as a councilwoman, and not an attorney.

"I would prefer that we have one contract, but it could work with both," she said.

Hynes said there is a lot of misinformation about the water source floating around Saratoga County, and while she is not completely up to speed on all the figures, she plans to study the numbers and projections so that she can help get the Saratoga County water plan off the ground.

"I want to get deeper into this information, so that I can bring correct information to the town," Hynes said.

Hynes said that several residents think the water would be drawn from an area on the Hudson River that is laden with PCBs. However, Hynes said the water will be drawn only a few feet from where Queensbury has drawn its water for several years, and that all of their water is tested to ensure its cleanliness.

"We can all talk about AMD [Advanced Micro Devices] and logistics, but I don't want people to think we are drawing water from substandard areas," she said.

Saratoga County Water Authority Chairman Jack Lawler stood by Hynes' appointment.

"She is an experienced and talented elected official, who will be an asset to the water authority based on her experience on the town board and as an attorney," said Lawler.""

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