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New Hill Residents Vow To Continue Fight Against Sewage Plant

Posted June 24, 2005 6:41 a.m. EDT

— A small Wake County community takes on Cary Town Hall to stop a sewage treatment plant.

In the end, Cary voted to move ahead with plans to build the regional facility in New Hill. The council voted to condemn about 200 acres of land for the plant site.

Residents packed the town council meeting Thursday wearing badges of protest. After the vote, neighbors said they were not giving up their fight.

"We have to go back and regroup. We have to look at our legal avenues. We'll look at the state level. We've already visited the cultural resources organization. We have many avenues we have yet to pursue," resident Paul Barth said.

The vote by Cary officials to condemn the property does not mean the deal will go through. Cary must still submit an environmental impact study to the state.

Ultimately, the state will decide if the New Hill site is the ideal locaton for the sewage plant.