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Voice opposition to Ballston sewer plan

Voice opposition to Ballston sewer plan

Hold off on sewer plans


Are you aware our Town Board is seeking to build Phase 2 of the sewer district even before Phase 1 construction has started? Ever wonder why? The board is promoting commercial growth north on Route 50, They are once again ignoring the wishes of a majority of the residents who voted in two separate referendums to keep the rural characteristics of the town.

For those in the planned sewer district, this will approximately double the town taxes for 30 years, not including the expense of hooking up and deactivating the old system, which will be mandatory. Please see the town website for neighborhoods in the proposed district. Be aware that only property owners in the district will be allowed to vote on April 18, but all residents will pay increased taxes when you consider there are two schools, the library and the Route 50 firehouse involved.

There’s no pressing need for sewers at this time except to benefit commercial development along Route 50. Has no one considered the dire consequences of increased traffic on this major two-lane road? Two information forums are scheduled for 10 a.m. today (March 14) and 6 p.m. on March 20. 

Barbara Thurnau

Burnt Hills

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