By Dusten Rader
For The Recorder
JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday took a step forward in the process of annexing land from Mohawk to the city for the development of a proposed regional business park on Route 30A.
The council approved a resolution to transfer $33,334 from the Johnstown Industrial/Economic Development account to the General Fund for a draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The final scope of the EIS, which will cost $100,000, was approved on Dec. 8 by the Mohawk Town Board. A proposal requires three governments: Fulton County, Montgomery County and the City of Johnstown, to split the cost of the EIS. As of Monday, all three agencies had made payments.
The EIS is part of the process to annex more than 260 acres of land in the town of Mohawk that would become part of the city of Johnstown. Sterling Environmental Engineering P.C. of Latham was awarded the contract after four engineering proposals were received for the EIS.