Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Discusses Budget

By Michelle Costanza

Joint Sewage Treatment Plant Discusses Budget

September 24, 2012 Updated Sep 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The budget review process began Monday night for the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

The plant is utilized by both the City of Binghamton and the Village of Johnson City.

Both were represented by board members and councilmen, who were ready to ask questions and voice concerns in order to accomplish the plant's goals without overspending.

As the budget was dissected line by line, several items brought confusion and worry onto the table.

Some of the concerns included salary increases, training costs and equiptment costs. In addition to these, flood-related topics such as recovery, insurance, and prevention were discussed at length.

Many of the board members were unsure if FEMA will be able to provide as much financial assistance as originally anticipated to cover damages and repairs from the 2011 flood.

The meeting was adjurned without making permanent decisions, and another meeting will be held within the next few weeks in the hopes of finalizing the budget.

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