The village of Clayton is turning to outside attorneys to deal with utility companies.
Last month, residents there approved using a $5 million bond to go toward burying utility lines deemed unsafe by officials. National Grid, though, has said the lines are safe and that it isn’t legally obligated to move them.
The village hopes the attorneys can work out deals with the power company, along with Time Warner Cable and Verizon.
The entire project will now likely cost about $15,000 more than first anticipated.