Lewis County Lawmakers Postpone 'Rails To Trails' Decision
It'll be at least another month before Lewis County legislators decide if they're moving forward with the so-called "rails to trails" project.
Lawmakers met Wednesday night to vote on buying two long-unused railroads for redevelopment into recreation trails, but lawmakers are fiercely divided, as are community members who spoke out at the meeting.
Many say they need more information before they can get on board.
"I want the people taken care of and looked out for before I vote," said District 6 Legislator Paul Sanford, "and I want the answers to the expenditures and what it's going to be."
"I think when the legislators get the answers that they want, I'm hopeful that we'll have a majority to pass this," said legislature chairman Jack Bush.
Lawmakers will revisit the issue at their meeting in March.
In the meantime, a full committee meeting has been scheduled for Monday morning to give everyone a chance to learn more about the proposal.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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