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Town gets signatures needed for the Independence water project

NEWBURG —All 10 rights-of-way have been signed for the Independence water project, according to Mayor Edgar Fortney.

Fortney said Newburg is now waiting for approval of the plans by the State Public Service Commission (PSC).

“The good news is we are further along than we have been,” Fortney said. “We got the 10 out of 10 signatures we needed.”

The mayor said town attorney Sheila Williams sent a letter to the PSC Oct. 11, and, “If everything is OK, we can send out bids.”

In other business, the road slip on Second Street, which runs from Miller Hill Road to High Street, has been repaired. Fortney said the road is open and safe.

Council also received complaints from a local resident about changing the date of trick or treat. The date was changed by municipalities through-out the area due to inclement weather on Halloween night.

The next meeting of Newburg Council will be 6 p.m. Dec. 3.