Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced during her recent State of the County address that an agreement has been reached with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to extend the city sewer line along the Route 6 corridor. But the Journal News reports that there is no formal agreement.
LoHud.com, citing a Tax Watch investigation, says Odell repeated the assertion to the Putnam County Legislature and the Carmel Town Board. The Journal News reports that the sewer line extension was proposed in New York to boost retail development and to get around restrictions protecting New York City's watershed.
As previously reported, Putnam County has been awarded a more than one million dollar grant from the Empire State Development agency for engineering studies, but the money has not yet been awarded. The Danbury City Council has also not yet voted on the proposal.