Whitehall village seeks water-line help through Sen. Betty Little

B y Lee Tugas

Rebounding from recent news that state and federal grant applications for sewer and water-line upgrades had been rejected, Whitehall Mayor Peter Telisky last month reported that Assemblywoman Betty Little had stepped forward to help the village.

At its Jan. 7 meeting, the village board learned that several of its grant applications had been turned down. At that meeting, Telisky had reminded board members and audience that the village would continue to work with Bob Murray of Shelter Planning to seek grant monies for on-going sewer and water upgrades.

At its latest meeting, Telisky again expressed disappointment that the village’s applications for grant money had been turned down, since sewer repair certainly qualified as “community renewal.”

Telisky then announced that he and Trustee Marge Mohn had recently met with Assemblywoman Little.

“Betty Little said that she may have a member item grant allocating us $100,000,” Telisky said.

The money would be used to lay “a water line” to Whitehall Central School. The Mayor described the work as insertion of a high density plastic tubing inside existing turn-of-the-century pipe that leads outward from the village.

Since any contract between school and village regarding sewer and water lines no longer exists, village attorney Erika Sellar Ryan found no reason work could not commence if grant is received. No time frame for receipt of the grant was given by the mayor.

Whitehall has struggled for years to meet state demands placed on its sewer and water system and have had varying degrees of success in applying for and receiving grants.

The current water line that extends to the school has been particularly problematic and on a number of occasions school officials have had to send students home early because of leaks in the line.

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