Nesting birds will cost Fair Lawn $20,000 more during water tower renovation project

Because of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Fair

Because of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Fair Lawn had to stop repairing and painting the tower after a resident called the state to alert it about a nest of ravens. (April 22, 2014 6:01 PM)

The renovation of a Fair Lawn water tower will cost the North Jersey town an extra $20,000 because of some feathered squatters.

Because of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Fair Lawn had to stop repairing and painting the tower after a resident called the state to alert it about a nest of ravens.

Workers won't be allowed to resume their work until the baby ravens are grown enough to fly...

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Who should pay for repair holdups due to the birds?

Town of Fair Lawn State of New Jersey Federal government

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