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Streets in Leeds, Jefferson Heights will be disrupted as sewer project begins

Aug 03, 2016 12:05 am
Catskill Town Hall

439 Main Street

Catskill's long-incubating sewer project for Leeds and Jefferson Heights will be visible in mid-August as construction crews move equipment into place, officials from Delaware Engineering said at the Aug. 2 Catskill Town Board meeting. The regular town meeting included a "Leeds Jefferson Heights Sewer District Informational Meeting," explaining construction began a few weeks ago on a pump station. Mary Beth Bianconi and Michael Burdis of Delaware Engineering explained that in mid-August, construction on the eight-mile, $12.5 million project will begin in Jefferson Heights near the medical center, and move to Leeds slowly over 12 months, with a possible winter break delaying completion. The construction will only be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and all homeowners along the route must hook up to the new system. Michael Burdis of Delaware Engineering warned residents that as they hook up to the new system they should only use reputable contractors, and watch out for scams. PLAY EXCERPT OF BURDIS STATEMENT (:56). The town will post complete details of the construction project on its website in the next few days. Also at the town meeting, the board announced the resignation of Jack Rivituso from the planning board, and accepted that board's recommendation to make current alternate Dan Arshack the new planning board member. Also, Catskill set 6 p.m., Tue. Sept. 6 as the date for a public hearing on the annexation of town property on Fairview Ave. Click here on the WGXC Newsroom to download or play the Tue., Aug. 2 Catskill Town Board meeting.