Town looks into logging at Stony Creek

Idea first considered in 2002 as revenue generator, town waits for bids

— The Open Space Institute was working in partnership with the Town of Clifton Park at the time and Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett said Colonie was asking for an exorbitant price. Barrett said the town of Clifton Park responded to Colonie’s RFP via the Open Space Institute and although it was the sole bidder, was rejected.

“(Colonie) settled on a number of $8.7 million during these discussions and the price was just far and above what the property is worth,” said Barrett.

If the town decides to pursue logging at the reservoir, the plan would have to go before the Town of Clifton Park Planning Board for approval.

“If they do submit an application they’ll be treated like any other applicant would be,” said Barrett. “We’ll see if they do decide to apply and they’ll follow the regular process.”

For now, it’s a waiting game. Magguilli said the RFP isn’t drafted yet but once it is the next step will be to wait for any offers to come in.

“Hopefully (we’ll) get a number of responses,” said Magguilli.

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