The Newburgh Town Council has made a preliminary decision on the bee complaints they were hearing. It’s a simple fix that the owner of the bees has agreed to.
The owner of the honeybees will need to put up a 6-foot fence surrounding the hives. The bee colony sits behind Wittscaping Landscaping Company.
A petition has been floating around by neighbors to remove the bees but in the absence of anyone speaking out publicly against the bees at Wednesday night’s town council — the council members and the beekeeper have agreed on a first step.
Bee owner Brent Wittenbraker says, “Eventually I would probably put in a hedgerow of some sort where it would look a lot nicer but that’s not going to give you the instant six-foot height so to be fair to everybody go in spend the money put a nice fence up.”
The Newburgh Town Council also heard a lot of comments from the public on food trucks.
The comments were overwhelmingly positive as people think bringing business into Newburgh is a positive step.
Bee Hives Prompt Complaints from Neighbors