Construction of a sewer system could begin as early as next spring if all goes as planned in the village of Naples. A project environmental review got a thumbs up, and the recent announcement of $7.3 million in state money clinches the deal — at least making it possible to build it, the mayor says.
“We are not done with grant funding yet,” Mayor Brian Schenk said, noting that the $7.3 million mix of grants and zero-interest loans will pay for infrastructure. “We have funding to move forward with the project in its entirety,” he said.
The Village Board is waiting to hear on a request for an additional $4.5 million that would eliminate the borrowing, he added.
“That is what we hope to achieve,” Schenk said.
The system would service about 66 percent of the village to cover customers all along Main Street from the village borders to the north and south. The service area would include a number of properties off Main Street including Naples Central School on Academy Street; 16 properties on Cohocton Street; nine properties on Tobey Street; and six on Route 53. A map of the entire service area that includes properties on a number of other streets is posted on the Village website.