Sanitary Sewer Project Steering Committee Selects Cleveland, Sorrell as Group Leaders
Roger Cleveland and Carson Sorrell were unanimously renamed to their committee leadership positions for another year by the members of the 15-community Steering Committee for the Oneida County Sanitary Sewer Abatement Project.
The sewer repair fund will be used to pay back monies that will be borrowed to construct the sewer system repairs necessary to mitigate sewer overflows into the Mohawk River. Each municipality’s collection of the fee is creating a debt service fund. Having a debt service fund provides financial leverage that allows the District to be able to borrow as much as $25 million in 2010, according to Devan. The District is considering borrowing upwards of $25 million in 2010 to begin sewer system repairs. The initial phase of repair work is considered a significant step in meeting conditions of the New York State DEC consent order imposed in 2007, Devan said.