Most of the construction costs for the sewer will to be paid for with Federal and State money. This is the only way the sewer system can be made affordable for the residents. But the town can not apply for grant money unless ALL the plans are complete.
In March residents, businesses and landowners who own property in the Sewer District will receive information about signing easements, so the last part of the plan can be completed. Once the easements are received, Elizabethtown will be in the front of the line for future funding.
We are now partnering with Essex County, the largest customer of our waste-water system, to obtain Federal and State money for the project. I have already met with Congressman Owens and Assemblywoman Sayward. In March, Chairman Douglas and I will meet Senators Schumer and Gillibrand in Washington to push for help with this project
Elizabethtown has been our hometown for 214 years, since it was founded in 1798. It is our duty and responsibility to see that our town prospers in the coming years. The future of Elizabethtown is now in our hands. I appreciate your help, your ideas and your cooperation in making this project a success.