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Carthage couple wants out of village


CARTHAGE — Citing the inability to use an existing well and being required to use municipal water, a couple residing on the edge of the village wants to annex their property from the village into the town of Wilna.

The matter has been discussed separately by each municipality’s board and they have now set a meeting for Monday to discuss the issue jointly.

David and Krissi Elshaug of 1102 Alexandria Street Road requested the annexation in June.

In their petition, the couple also states that, due to village law, they are unable to use an existing barn for livestock and they are not given village services.

At the August village board of trustees meeting, village President G. Wayne McIlroy stated there is no law prohibiting livestock but animals are required to be in a well-fenced area. Noting the lack of village law, Mr. McIlroy asked for a moratorium on the matter. To that end, the board set a public hearing for Monday, Sept. 15, at 7:10 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly meeting held at the municipal building, 120 S. Mechanic St.

In response to the Elshaug’s claim that village services were not provided, village Department of Public Works superintendent Daniel F. Trembley said the road is plowed and debris is picked up.

The joint meeting is set for 6:45 p.m. Monday prior to the town meeting at 414 State St.

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