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Lind resident demands refund

Town fails to provide water connection forms


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 12:26pm

LIND — A local woman is demanding the town return more than $5,350 she paid to connect to municipal water and sewer services after town officials failed to provide an ordinance and fee schedule.

Resident Briana Osborn said the town charged her $500 each for water and sewer connection services in April, then added another $5,350 for installing a water line and meter to her property.

She paid the funds, even though the town couldn’t back up its charges with existing documentation.

“They had us over a barrel,” she said during a telephone interview Monday, noting she needed water for...

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