Niskayuna eyes future of St. James Square Plaza

"That level is necessary to maintain the service expected by Niskayuna residents," said Moskowitz.

The board also approved agenda items regarding the purchase of necessary services and materials for the highway restoration that will begin in the Spring.

Highway Department Superintendent Frank Gavin presented his requirements to the board.

Among other items that the board agreed to vote on at the next board meeting are an increase in the annual permit fees from $20 to $25 for use of the Niskayuna Transfer Station and Recycling Center; funds to help underwrite the fireworks for Nisky Day; and a proposal to request funds from the state Department of Transportation so that Niskayuna can be included in the Safe Routes to School Grant. If granted, that money would go toward the construction of a pedestrian path to Rosendale School. Currently, students who walk to the school must walk on Rosendale Road, which has no shoulder.

Prior to the agenda meeting, the board held a special public meeting to consider the expenditure of $500,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of drilling and installing four new water wells at the Niskayuna Well field. No members of the public chose to speak, and the board approved the resolution for the expenditure.""

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