Town, ComLinks close to deal for Peaceful Valley water

JOHNSBURG Town Attorney Tony Jordan told the Johnsburg Town Board on Tuesday that the town is close to finalizing an agreement with the developers of Peaceful Valley Townhouses that will allow an additional well to be brought online on the towns water system. The agreement will see ComLinks contribute $40,000 to the project in return for a specified portion of the water the new well will contribute to the system. Jordan said the agreement should be ready to be signed this week. The Town Board authorized Town Supervisor Bill Thomas to sign the agreement when it is ready and further authorized the water to be turned back on in the unrented units at the complex, once the agreement is signed and the $40,000 contribution is received from ComLinks. The board further authorized the water to be turned on immediately to one unit that has a tenant waiting for occupancy. In other water related news, Thomas informed the board that testing of the water in the well at the Wevertown Community Center showed there were some problems. Thomas said the board had three options for supplying good water to the community center. The town could dig a new well. The town could invest in a purification system. Both of those solutions would be expensive, he said. Or the town could install a water cooler and purchase bottled water to supply the facility with drinking water. Thomas informed the board that he thought the bottled option was the best short-term solution because the cost was a small fraction of what either of the other two options would cost. No one on the board disagreed.

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