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Sewer Bill Dispute Could Be Over

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2013

It looks like the Ottawa and Naplate water and sewer bill dispute will avoid a courtroom.

The Ottawa City Council last night placed on file a revised water and sewer agreement that has Commissioner Dan Aussem saying “hopefully this issue is put to bed”.  Ottawa is agreeing to waive the first 60 days of increases to the base fee and Combined Sewer Overflow fee for Naplate along with a thousand dollars in late fees.  That comes to a total of about 57 hundred dollars.  As part of the latest proposal, Ottawa also admits to not giving Naplate proper notice before raising sewer and water rates last year and now must give Naplate 60 days notice with any future rate increases.

Aussem says they’re still working on the length of a new agreement with Naplate wanting a short-term so they can work towards building their own sewage treatment plant.  The Naplate Village Board still needs to approve the new agreement.

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