FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) - Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door.
Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face after a resident spotted a nest on the structure and called the state.
The $1.5 million project is on hold for weeks at a cost of $20,000 until the baby ravens hatch and fly away.
Active raven nests are protected by federal and state laws.
Mayor John Cosgrove tells The Record (https://bit.ly/1eZyX2u ) newspaper he’s all for preserving wildlife, but the additional cost seems a “little outlandish.”
The additional cost covers the rent for scaffolding.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com
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