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Grant Would Help Replace Water Pipes

The Village of Waterville will apply for a grant to help with improvements to the drinking water system.

Estimated cost of improvements is $4.4 million. This would include upgrades of 9,000 feet of pipes in the system to 8 to 12 inches on West Bacon Street, Babbott Avenue, Berrill Avenue, Buell Avenue and Stafford Avenue.

Work will also replace valves, hydrants and other equipment.

Village Board members approved applications to the state through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Making the applications does not require that the Village do the projects.

Board members discussed the recent announcement by Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corp to answer calls out of Clark Mills instead of Oriskany Falls. Mayor Gene Ostrander said that additional time will make a big difference in emergency situations.

Village Attorney Bill Getman said the Village of Oriskany Falls Board is seriously considering going with the ambulance service out of Madison. Waterville will join in the discussion of that, Ostrander said.

Babbott Avenue residents Mike and Lisa Murray attended the meeting to get an explanation why people from the Waterville Cemetery Association and the village had walked down their driveway. Lisa Murray said they were not home at the time but neighbors told them about it and she had footage on…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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