National Grid not planning to pay to help bury power lines in Clayton

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If utility lines in the village of Clayton are going to be put underground, National Grid says its not going to pay for the work to be done.

Village residents recently voted in favor of using a $5 million bond to bury the power lines.

But National Grid officials say that the company won’t do anything without either being paid by the village up front (reportedly $15,000) or by distributing surcharges to village residents.

Clayton’s mayor told the Times that the lines are a safety concern, and that National Grid should be responsible to handle its side of the project.

A meeting is scheduled today where more details are likely to be discussed.

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