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Press Release

Publish Date: 5/16/2018

Debris Pile Removal At Exit 29 Redevelopment Site Completed

County Officials Announce Completion and Tour Site with Congressman John. J. Faso

FONDA - County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort announced Wednesday that debris pile removal has been successfully completed at the Exit 29 Redevelopment Site.

The project involved the cleanup and removal of debris piles that were located on the exterior of the former Beech-Nut facility. A certified Project Manager performed daily inspections of the abatement work for compliance and project specifications. Final air samples passed clearance standards before the containment was disassembled.

Montgomery County officials toured the Exit 29 site Friday afternoon with Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), Ossenfort, Canajoharie Village Mayor Francis Avery and Canajoharie Town Supervisor Pete Vroman updated Faso on the progress at the site.  This included describing the completion of the debris pile removal and next steps.

"I'm pleased that the first point of physical progress is completed," Ossenfort said.  "It was a great opportunity to give Congressman Faso a tour and we look forward to his continued partnership as we move forward in the redevelopment process."

"I commend Montgomery County's redevelopment efforts and collaboration with EPA to clean up the site," Faso said. "The Village of Canajoharie has a beautiful downtown and I will work to assist Mayor Avery and County Executive Ossenfort in whatever way I can as this project continues."

County Officials touring the former Beech-Nut site with Congressman John Faso Friday afternoon.

County Officials touring the former Beech-Nut site with Congressman John Faso Friday afternoon.