Newtown residents have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a a $2.8 million sewer project that could open the Hawleyville neighborhood to development. The vote came during a Town Meeting Wednesday night.
The sewer line would run along sections of Routes 6 and 25. There were many questions field by residents about the project that's being paid for by commercial property owners who would be hooked up to the sewer line.
Town officials say there are large parcels of land along the proposed routes that could then be developed, taking some of the tax burden of residential property owners.