Murray needs more signatures to move forward with water district

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 February 2017 at 8:26 am

MURRAY – More residents in a proposed water district extension need to sign a petition in support of the project if it’s going to move forward, town attorney Jeff Martin told the Murray Town Board on Tuesday.

Several residents have already signed petitions, backing the Water District 3 Extension 1. The project would cover about 3 miles on portions of Hindsburg, West Kendall and Center roads. It would serve about 20 residences and 40 parcels.

It would bring public water to some of the last remaining sections of the town without a waterline.

“This might very well be the last water district for the town,” Martin said.

The extension is off three roads on the western end of Ridge Road in Murray.

The town had an informational meeting on Jan. 24 for the project. The project includes assessed values of $3,935,900. The property owners representing at least half of the assessed value, $1,967,950, need to sign petitions supporting the project. Martin said the town is about 42 percent of the way to that goal.

It also needs at least 50 percent of the owner-occupied houses, which represents a total assessed value of $3,050,700. Martin said the signatures so far represent $789,900, which is short of the $1,525,900 threshold for the the project to move forward.

“Hopefully people are out there pounding the pavement getting those signatures,” he said.

If the town passes the 50 percent threshold for the district, Martin said Murray can move forward with legally creating the district.

For more information on the project, call the Town Hall at (585) 638-6570, or click here to be directed to the Murray town website.

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