CHATHAM—Local artist Melissa Sarris has asked Village Board members for permission to float “environmental sculptures” on Old Pond. She discussed her proposal with trustees at the Water and Sewer meeting Thursday, June 25.
The board also discussed the possible purchase of a sludge processing machine for the village, which would process sewage. Trustee George Grant and village employees visited the community of Bainbridge in Chenango County, to see the sludge machine at work. Mr. Grant said that it was a fairly new technology, but that it would be “smaller, more efficient then a sludge processor.” The new machine would cost between $150,000 and $160,000. No decision of whether or not to purchase the equipment was made at the meeting.