Information on this page will be updated as the districts progress. You may also check the Town Board Minutes for discussion at the Board Meetings. Everyone is encouraged to attend Town Board meetings which are held on the second Monday of each month (see the website calendar) at 7:00 p.m.
12.28.17: Bethany Town Board approved the Water Supply Agreement Between the Town of Bethany and Genesee County.
Water District #2 - (Red on the map above, upper right)
Approval from the Office of the State Comptroller has been received. The next steps include district formation and bonding. This district should be put out to bid in the next couple of months.
Update 10.11.17: The resolution of the Final Order to Establish Water District #2 and the Bond resolution were both passed by the Town Board. This will allow the district to proceed toward the bond sale and bidding of the work.
Update 11.13.17: It is anticipated tha the district will be out to bid in December and awarded in January or February. Working for a January award but that will depend on the timing of the approvals from the USDA-RD (design, pre-award, and post-award). We anticipate that the low bidder for Stafford 11/Bethany 3 will be very aggressive and go after Bethany 2 so that they can be done consecutively.
Update 12.11.17: Will be going out to bid next week.
Update 02.12.18: Monroe County Water Authority is working on two easements.
Update 03.12.18: MCWA still working on two easements for creek crossings on Little Canada Road and Torrey Road.
Update 04.09.18: One propery owner in the district declined to sign an easement. The district is in the process of being redesigned to move the lines to the opposite side of the road. The property owner on the opposite side of the road is interested in signing the easement.
Water District #3 - (Green on the map above)
This district will be going out to bid with District #2, which should be within the next couple of months.
An update will be provided when digging is scheduled for Districts 2 & 3.
Update 11.13.17: This project is out to bid with bids being opened on November 27, 2017 at 2 pm at the Stafford Town Hall. After the bids are opened a submission is made to the USDA-RD asking for permission to award. The game plan is to award on December 14, 2017, then a second submission is made to the USDA-RD to schedule the pre-construction meeting, which will most likely be after the first of the year. All water main should be installed and in service by April or May. Please note that the actual construction will take 30 days, but the contractors were given a 120 day window in order to make sure that 5 bids were received.
Update 01.11.18: Each eligible property owner in District 3 will be receiving an information packet from Monroe County Water Authority. MCWA will be holding a Sign-up Session at the Stafford Town Hall on February 6, 2018 from 3 pm - 7 pm. There will be a contact number for MCWA should you have any questions concerning the information in the packet.
Update 12.11.17: Bid opening tonight in Stafford along with Stafford District #11.
Update 02.12.18: Bid has been awarded. Residents have met with MCWA to establish their accounts.
Update 03.12.18: Installation will begin in April.
Update 04.09.18: This district has been laid out and marked. Digging will begin soon.
Proposed Water District #4 - (Red on the map above - Lower Left - portion of Creek Road and Putnam Road)
Currently working on SEQR and loan and grant funding.
Update 10.11.17: A letter of support for this district was received from the Genesee County Health Department. The Health Department performed well testing at the request of homeowners in the area finding that 25% of the wells tested did not meet the standards for potable water and are contaminated with coliform and e.coli.
Update 11.13.17: The USDA-RD pre-application will be sent in a day or two. Then it is a waiting game for the potential funding package.
Update 02.12.18: Working on a funding package.
Update 04.09.18: A letter from the Health Department had to be resubmitted. The funding package should be moving along.
Proposed Water District #5 - (Blue on the map above)
As many of you are aware, the County has made comments in recent months concerning getting public water to 70% of the residents of Bethany. The Town Board has met with county representatives to discuss these comments.
Phase II of the the county water project has taken on a form instead of words and hopes. The Town Board is currently in negotiations with Genesee County to make it a real possibility. The propoosed areas are delinieated in blue. This area will require 2 water towers and 1 pumping station.
The total cost for this project is approximately $14,000,000 with a large portion of the cost being negotiated from the county. Funding is still being negotiated therefore, a cost per unit is not known at this time.
As the details are being worked out, there will be public meeting and discussion at Town Board meetings. As noted previously, updates will be noted here as discussions progress.
Those that are in favor or opposed to the formation of the water district are encouraged to contact the Town Supervisor.
Update 10.11.17: Feed back from the public is being received indicating that residents in this area are in favor of public water.
Update 11.13.17: The current focus is on the unit count and hydraulics. The unit count is critical, as it plays into the annual debt service amount. Hydraulics includes computer modeling and will need approval from MCWA. They will dictate the actual connections needed in Stafford, tank elevations, potential tank locations and pump sizing. Once the hydraulics are approved, the estimate can be updated. The target is to have the district boundary, unit count, hydraulics and estimate done by the end of the year. This puts us into position to have a public meeting in January. Based on the public meeting, and more importantly the committment from the County for the $4.5 million, hopefully a funding application can be started in February.
Update 12.11.17: Received a quote for the performance of the Median Household Income Survey (MHIS).
Update 02.12.18: MHIS will be going out.
Update 03.12.18: Waiting for signed water agreements with Genese County from the towns of Batavia, Darien, Pembroke and Bergen and the Village of Corfu. Genesee County Legislature is doing what they can to move the project along.
Update 04.09.18: The County is still waiting on the unsigned water agreeements. The Legislature is doing what they can to move the project along. The MHIS should be starting shortly.