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Letter: Important Message For Unsewered Hallocks Mill Homeowners

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To the editor:

This is an open letter to Supervisor Grace.

This is to follow up on the sewer extension discussion that took place at the June 21 Town Board meeting.

After more than two decades of waiting and hoping, it was thrilling to see movement on the sewer issue and the hopeful light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

What we heard June 21 was the first good news we have had in a long time and why we believe so strongly the time is NOW to finally start strategic planning.

Therefore, we are repeating the request we made at the Town Board meeting – a request which went unanswered – that as a first step the town send letters to ALL 1,400 unsewered Hallocks Mill property owners in order to assess their PRELIMINARY interest in being sewered based on a PRELIMINARY range of cost options.

We stress the word “preliminary” because we know the town cannot come up with a reasonably accurate cost estimate until it has a better idea of how many homeowners, on which streets and at what cost range are interested in being sewered.

The only way to find this out is to communicate with us, the homeowners; this information must be gathered in order to determine the scope of the projects to come.

We would like to meet with you and appropriate staff to begin discussion of this project and how best to gather responses for the 1,400 unsewered property owners. You know we have the manpower of interested homeowners who would be happy to help.

Finally, we have reactivated the e-mail address and we strongly encourage ALL unsewered homeowners, whether they are interested in sewers or not, to sign up.

Our goal is to gather and disseminate accurate, up-to-date and objective information about sewers.

A video of the June 21 discussion is available on the town’s website . Click the YGTV link, then the Town Board meeting videos link. For the sewer discussion, scroll to the 1:36 minute mark.

Thank you,

Kathryn C. McGowan and Eileen Burke

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