Town of Salina moves forward with sewer improvements

Following the mandatory regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Salina Town Board held a public hearing Monday June 28 so that residents could give input on the Mattydale/Pitcher Hill Sewer District.

Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra said the consensus of public input was positive.

"Residents want to see these improvements finished," Nicotra said.

Nicotra said the town will seek funding for the improvements through DEC financing programs.

The project will include the completion of a separation between the sanitary sewer lines and the town's street drainage.

"Heavy rains have caused the street drainage to overflow," Nicotra said.

The Mattydale/Pitcher Hill project is separate from the projects discussed during the last meeting because it is already under consent, Nicotra said.

During the June 14 board meeting, the town authorized Nicotra to sign and submit applications for the municipality's sewer sanitation systems through the Environmental Facilities Corporation.

The DEC has made the town aware of sewer sanitation issues recently, which has led to further investigation by town personnel.

On June 14, Nicotra was authorized to sign five applications for submission to the EFC. The projects out of compliance and in need of repair are as follows: the SSO Project, 10,000 Linear Feet Replacement Project, East Molloy Road and Medford Road Project, Saltmakers Road/Kettle Road Project, and the Mattydale Phase 3 Project.

Public hearings set for next meeting

A public hearing has been set for 6:33 p.m. July 12 for the adoption of the local law amending the Salina Town Code to eliminate the town residency requirement for a code enforcement officer position and substituting residency in the county as a requirement.

The proposed local law would if necessary, supersede the provision of the New York State Town Law Section No. 23 requiring an officer of the town to be an elector of the municipality.

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