Salina works toward total DEC compliance

Town hopeful for Environmental Facilities Corp. loans

The Salina Town Board discussed its entrance into several low-interest loans in order for the municipality's sewer sanitation systems to comply with the state's Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.

Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra discussed the town's opportunity to acquire the loan funds for several projects through the Environmental Facilities Corporation during the June 14 town board meeting.

The EFC's environmental initiatives extend financial and technical assistance to municipalities such as the town of Salina, non-profits and small business to ensure these entities meet water and air regulations.

"First of all, we need to get the loans," Nicotra said. "There's no guarantee."

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

"We need to do this," Nicotra said. "It will be cost effective with the EFC loans."

Nicotra was authorized to sign five applications for submission to the EFC. The projects out of compliance 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.

The Salina Town Board will host a public hearing to discuss the expenditures for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements in the Mattydale/Pitcher Hill Sewer District to be in compliance with the NYSDEC at 6:33 p.m. Monday June 28.

Swim time

The town also approved the summer aquatic staff during the June 14 meeting, also.

The pool opens Thursday June 24. For more information, contact the town of Salina Parks and Recreation Office at 451-8110.

Pictured, Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra.

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