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Tempers flare at City Council meeting

Restriction on water use heats up meeting

LIND – The town’s Sept. 27 council meeting began calmly enough.

The pledge of allegiance, approval of prior meeting minutes, discussion of upgrades to the wastewater plant’s security system — all proceeded in a routine manner. Nothing on the agenda appeared to raise the ire of Mayor Paula Bell, the city council or the audience.

Twenty minutes into the meeting, however, the mood changed.

Discussion of evacuation plans pivoted toward a related topic – the city’s imposition of watering restrictions. As previously reported in the Journal, many Lind residents have been balking at lawn-watering bans...


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