Both the town and village of Saugerties officials have signed off on approvals giving water and sewer service to the Holiday Inn Express that will be built off Route 32 near Winston Farms, but village officials believe that eventually the town will have to construct a small sewage treatment plant near the hotel.
The town council at its March 1 meeting gave final approval to a deal with the village to provide water and sewer service to the 86-room hotel and restaurant, something the village did in February. However at the March 6 Village Board meeting, trustee Don Hackett, who is the board’s liaison to the sewer department said eventually the town will have to build a sewage packaging plant near the hotel, especially if the town wants to continue to develop the Route 32 corridor and Winston Farm.
The sewer line that will be constructed by the company building the hotel will be a one inch forced main line that will run down to Route 212 for hook up to the village system.
At the trustees meeting, Mayor William Murphy said the village would not be responsible for the line — either the construction or its maintenance.
Hackett said if there is any more development at Winston Farm or up along Route 32 the best route for the town to go would be to build a package plant and then truck the waste to the village Dock Street sewer treatment plant where the liquid would be treated.