Waterford Board Postponed, Aug. 6 Hearing Will Be Held

By Harold Wessell

TOWN OF WATERFORD, July 30 – The Waterford  Town Board announced during its agenda session Tuesday that it will  meet this coming Tuesday, August 6 at  7:30PM  for an already scheduled Public Hearing, only  The monthly Business Meeting that evening  is postponed until Wednesday,  August 14 at 7:00PM.

In a brief special meeting during the agenda session. Three  resolutions were passed:

- Beginning the process of establishing a Capital Resource Corporation, basically a direct replacement  of the present  Industrial Development Agency. IDAs are being discontinued by New York State.

– Endorsing  the concept of the Champlain Canal trail plan; Lawler said he would ask Village Mayor Bert Mahoney to represent the Town and Village on the working group.

– An Aug. 21 scheduled  bid opening, concerning road improvements for 2013. is also moved, to   to September 1. .

Supervisor John Lawler called attention to an August 13  Public Hearing, 6:30PM at the high school on the planned replacement of the Cohoes-Waterford bridge, which the State hopes to begin in 2018 or 2019. Lawler said that when it does begin, the work should be a relatively "minor distraction," because the current bridge will remain standing while the new one is built beside it. More information was to be put on the Town website.