Wastewater Committee moves forward


 

AMENIA - The town's Wastewater Committee is moving forward on determining a wastewater district.

During its first meeting of the year last Monday, committee Chairwoman Darlene Riemer said the committee reviewed maps of the water district overlaid on top of the last proposed sewer district.

"Rich Rennia, the engineer from Morris Associates, will be bringing in a reconfigured map at our next meeting so we can try to finalize the wastewater district," Riemer said. "We want to look at the maps closely and think about the aspects of it. We also are comparing the maps with [Town Planner Harry Dodson's] maps and we are also taking into consideration the new comprehensive plan."

Riemer said she hopes the committee will move rapidly on its work this year.

"We will eventually have one map that has all of the information on it so we can determine what we propose for a district," she said. "We will present something to the Town Board at some point, but a lot of things have to come into play. Now we are getting water meters, its important to coordinate with [their installation] because that's how people will pay for water."

She added that former town Supervisor Janet Reagon has been appointed secretary for the committee.

"She's a real asset," Riemer said. "She knows the background of [the wastewater plans], so that's why we appointed her secretary."

The next meeting of the committee will be held Monday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

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