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GV Considers Horton Road Abandonment

Public Hearings Set for Jan. 11

By Colleen Mahoney

Ken Ziccarelli, representing Gernatt Asphalt Products, made a request to the Great Valley town board to abandon Horton Road at the Dec. 7 town board meeting. A public hearing was set for Jan. 11, 2016 to give residents the opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposal.

According to Ziccarelli, Gernatt has plans to construct a new road and deed that to the town. The company would like to mine through the existing Horton Road, Ziccarelli said, acquiring roughly 16 acres of land. That acreage would be turned into a lake, said Ziccarelli.

“There will be no cost to the town … we’re not looking for anything from the town,” Ziccarelli said at the meeting.

The newly constructed road would have two 10-foot driving lanes and two five-foot shoulders, and would be in compliance with Department of Transportation, county and town requirements and specifications. Urban Engineers of Buffalo will be assisting Gernatt Asphalt Products with the project, Ziccarelli said.

There will be no cut off to access points and the adjacent property owner has been notified and is in agreement with the plans, Ziccarelli told the board. Depending on the weather, Ziccarelli said work can begin as early as January.

The board set the public hearing for Jan. 11.

A public hearing on the possibility of constructing a municipal sewer system in Great Valley will be held that day also.

The sewer system hearing will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the Horton Road public hearing. The board will also conduct a regular business meeting that night.

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