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August 15, 2013

Town mulls costs of adding water district

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Wood said he decided not to pursue a $90,000 loan from the city that had been the subject of some discussions because it was tied to water purchases.

Before the meeting, city of Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller said about the situation: “We’ve offered to help do whatever we can as soon as possible to spur economic growth. There have been a lot of informal talks and discussions but the ball is entirely in their court.”

In discussing the estimates, Wood said the numbers are very preliminary until the design work is completed. He was hoping that could be done in 2014 and the project would be completed in 2015.

After the meeting Mirabito said he was pleased with Wood’s explanation of the situation. He said he and the rest of the board are frustrated that a project that should be so beneficial is taking so long, but they realize how much dealing bureaucracy is involved.

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