"This is a road the county will own. We can bond for it and maintain it," said Farley. "The county should pay for it and not Metroplex." Gillen countered that building roads in certain circumstances falls within Metroplex's scope. He said Metroplex has funded a road project in Niskayuna and a railroad spur for Railex in Rotterdam.
Farley was also suspicious that the project would come in over its $150,000 budget. Ryan said the county would do whatever it could to keep the project under budget, but that increasing costs of petroleum-based asphalt would be somewhat unpredictable. He said he would come back to the Legislature if extra funds were deemed necessary.
Ryan also said the road construction project would take three and a half to four weeks if the Legislature were to pass the resolution.