Murray passes signature threshold for new water district
MURRAY – The town has met its goal in securing enough signatures to move ahead with a new water district.
Water District 3 Extension 1 will serve about 20 homes and 40 parcels. It covers about 3 miles on portions Hindsburg, West Kendall and Center roads.
The extension is off three roads on the western end of Ridge Road in Murray. The project will bring public water to some of the last remaining sections of the town without a waterline.
To move forward with the project, the town needed at least a majority of the homeowners and a majority of the tax base to sign off on the project.
The town has signatures from residents supporting the project from 60 percent of the total tax base owners, and 74 percent of the owner-occupied residences, Town Attorney Jeff Martin advised the Town Board on Tuesday.
“That shows strong support for this proposed water district,” Martin said.
The board set a public meeting for 7 p.m. on May 3 at Town Hall to go over the cost structure of the project. Engineer Paul Chatfield is also expected at the meeting to go over the construction.
Martin said each parcel owner would pay $623.80 annually in debt service for the project. That doesn’t include buying water.
The Town Board thanked Art Knab of Hindsburg Road, Bob Beisang of West Kendall Road and Highway Superintendent Ed Morgan for going door to door and securing some of the signatures needed for the project.