Sewer Committee on the right track

The newly formed Joint Sewer Committee of Millerton and North East met for the first time last Thursday, to let the public know about its existence and to gage public interest in a possible wastewater system for the area. Although there was not a full crowd at the American Legion hall, where the meeting was held, those who did attend expressed genuine interest in the issue.

As committee Chairman Bob Trotta told those present, they were there to "take a look at what may or may not be a problem in the village and its immediate environs."

His approach is right on target. It’s important the community weighs in on the subject.

Trotta also brought into the meeting a panel of experts to answer questions about the work entailed in creating and operating a sewer system. An engineer, a project manager and a contractor helped explain what such a project could mean to the village and the town. Ideas like using grants to help fund the project were raised and supported, and will undoubtedly be explored by the joint committee when the time comes.

The meeting was also opened up to members of the public, who had just a few questions for the experts and members of the committee.

It was a good session, with promise for more such sessions to occur on the third Thursday of every month, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion hall on Route 44 in Millerton. The next meeting will be Feb. 21. We hope it will be better attended, as the committee continues its probe into possible sewer solutions for the village and town.

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