Voters in Vergennes voted Tuesday to support the expansion of a natural gas pipeline into their city.
Vermont Gas has asked the Public Service Board for approval to expand an existing pipeline from Chittenden to Addison County to provide service to Vergennes and Middlebury.
The Vergennes City Council voiced support for the project after a council vote last year. This week's referendum was triggered by a citizen petition asking whether city residents supported the council’s endorsement.
Mayor Bill Benton said 75 signatures were required to trigger a city-wide vote.