Ad Hoc Water Bottling Committee
On October 14, 2014 the Kingston Conservation Advisory Council hosted Judith Hansen, the superintendent of the Kingston Water Department to the monthly CAC meeting at Kingston City Hall. This meeting was attended by over 250 people from the public. At this meeting, Judith presented to the CAC and the public, an overview of the Kingston Water Supply and Distribution System; an overview of the Niagara Bottling Proposal at it pertains to the City of Kingston; and accepted Questions and Answers from both the CAC and the public.
Presentation by Judith Hansen to Kingston CAC, October 14, 2014
Throughout the meeting, the public was invited to present questions and/or comments submitted via index cards to the evening's Q & A moderators (League of Women Voters), who then worked through a number of questions, presenting those to both the CAC and Judith. All comments submitted were then collected by the CAC. The public was also instructed that they could continue to submit comments via email to Julie Noble, CAC Chair after the meeting. All comments received to date were transcribed verbatim and can be found below.
Comments submitted to Kingston CAC from Public
At the October 14th meeting, the Kingston CAC voted to form an Ad Hoc Water Bottling Committee, who would continue to be part of the proposal review process, to the extent allowable under NYS GML 239x. Members of this Committee are:
This Committee will be discussing a process for facilitating how to address the comments submitted.
Additionally, at the October 14th meeting, the Kingston CAC voted to submit recommendations to the Kingston Common Council and the City of Kingston Mayor that those parties recommend that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation serve as Lead Agency for the SEQR review of the Niagara Bottling Proposal.
Letter of recommendation to Common Council and Mayor
This letter was discussed at the Public Safety/General Government Committee Meeting on October 22.