Owego Sends Water Deal for State Review


There was no vote in the Village of Owego Monday as trustees decided they need an environmental review before agreeing to sell their treated water to a natural gas drilling company.
In front of a packed house at the Tioga County Office Building, trustees briefly discussed the potential agreement with Inflection Energy before passing a motion to hire the law firm Hancock and Estabrook to help prepare the documents for a state review. Mayor Ed Arrington says he is not sure when that review will be done.
This was the third time that trustees have met to discuss the issue and held off on a vote.
There were no protests, despite several rumors of plans swirling around the village.
In other news from Monday’s meeting, the board voted to leave a trustee seat open until elections in March after they could not come to a consensus on who to appoint to the position. Four people volunteered Monday.
The village will be left with five trustees until the spring. Four votes are needed for a quorum.

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