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Special Meeting Set For Monday In Hoosick Falls

The Hoosick Falls Village Board, file photo
Lucas Willard
The Hoosick Falls village board, file photo

A special meeting is set for Monday evening in the Rensselaer County Village of Hoosick Falls where officials will consider a limited agreement between the village and companies Saint-Gobain and Honeywell.

The companies are at the center of the investigation into contaminated water supplies.

The limited agreement would reimburse the village for more than $195,000 in lost water and sewer revenue for the past three years, after it was discovered the village water supply was tainted with the chemical PFOA.

It would not prevent the village from seeking future reimbursement.

The meeting will also provide updates from the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health on biomonitoring, a study into providing an alternative water supply for the village, and the ongoing investigations and cleanup process.

In February, the Village Board voted to accept $330,000 from the companies to cover engineering costs and other expenses.

Also under consideration by the Board of Trustees is a one-year tolling agreement that would provide that the village nor the companies sue each other for the next year to allow for further discussion without the need for litigation. Language would allow a 30-day notice to end the agreement.

In a press release, first-term Mayor Rob Allen said the actions would be “another important step forward as we work toward making the Village whole again from the ordeal it has been through.”

The meeting is set for Monday, June 25th at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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