continued “We feel that our destiny needs to be in our own hands here,” Coppola said. “Our town has a lot of future growth.”
Kastberg echoed Coppola’s remarks and said controlling expenses is an important benefit to the project.
“We will control our own destiny on this,” Kastberg said. “The modern design and modern methods of treatment are so much cleaner and efficient that to build a new plant is really going to be a good option for us.”
Koetzle is unsure if the Schenectady could even take on the additional discharge from future developments.
“It might not be an option for us to remain in Schenectady,” Koetzle said. “We are hearing there is a lot of concern on how much we are developing and how much they are going to be able to take online.”
Town officials are also hoping to upgrade streetlights and sidewalks around the town center on Route 50. The upgraded lighting would resemble what’s in front of Target. After the lighting is completed, a second phase of upgrades would follow, including constructing sidewalks to make the area more pedestrian friendly.
The estimated cost to complete the lighting project is around $300,000 to $400,000 depending on what scenario is pursued, Koetzle said. Town officials have tapped Metroplex to fund the project, pointing to similar projects it’s funded in the city.
“We believe this fits perfectly with the Metroplex mission,” Koetzle said. “This would be the exact same project just in Glenville, so we anticipate we will get Metroplex help with this.”
The cost of the new lighting district would be placed on the businesses along the corridor.