The Montgomery Village Board adopted two resolutions last week to finance improvements for its water and sewer systems.
The first is to issue $308,000 in bonds to pay for various water system improvements.
Department of Public Works Superintendent Buddy Nelson said $150,000 will be used to drill a new well, and approximately $100,000 will be used to purchase equipment to rid another well of hydrogen sulfide. He said that price could increase by approximately 10 percent once the materials are ordered and delivered.
The second was to issue $367,000 in bonds to finance improvements to the village sewer system.
Nelson said flushable wipes - which really should not be flushed down the toilet - are causing havoc at the sewer plant. Funding will help remediate the problem.
Village Attorney Will Frank said both resolutions are subject to permissive referendum.
According to the New York State Senate website, a petition of at least ten percent of eligible voters in the village can call for the resolution to be put to a public vote to either confirm or reject the decision of the board.