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Niskayuna garage bonding postponed

Town Board approves $220k in projects; facility to be revisited next year

— The project wasn’t withdrawn due to opposition, McGraw said, but rather to ensure everything “moves smoothly” throughout the year. She said there wasn’t “a lot of people” attending board meetings with concerns about the project.

The Town Board on Tuesday, May 29, unanimously approved bonding $220,000 for other Water and Sewer Department requests, which include $50,000 to conduct an inflow and infiltration study, $70,000 to purchase an emergency truck and $100,000 to purchase a generator for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Councilman Jonathan McKinney was absent from the meeting due to a work conflict.

Pollock said during the agenda meeting on Thursday, May 17, the town was planning to replace five water values, which is estimated to cost $50,000 from previously bonded funds.

McGraw said in addition to focusing on solving the inflow and infiltration problem, she wants to make sure enhancements are made to the transfer station.

She said residents raising concerns about the transfer station being underutilized and needing improvements brought the facility to her attention.

“There was really a hue and cry about making it better and making it more relevant,” McGraw said.

The Town Board previously approved four bond packages totaling $913,000, which included various repairs, purchases and upgrades throughout the town. The largest item was bonding $500,000 for infrastructure improvements for reconstruction and resurfacing roads, which includes drainage, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, landscaping, grading and right-of-way improvements.

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