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Some inter-town disputes resolved


Differences regarding wastewater treatment billings between Coulee Dam and Elmer City are slowly getting resolved.

The two council committees met July 17, and agreed to two adjustments between the two towns.

Representing Coulee Dam were council members Shawn Derrick and Ken Miles, meeting with Donna DeWinkler and Don Bonertz for Elmer City.

Two issues were resolved. Coulee Dam has agreed to credit Elmer City $1,069.14, for electrical overcharges for the years of 2007 through 2012. Additionally, Coulee Dam is crediting Elmer City $1,656.51, for insurance overcharges for the years 2008 through 2013.

In a letter from Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder to Elmer City Mayor Gail Morin dated Monday, Wilder wrote: “Although you had earlier requested credits for office andπ operating supplies, public works uniforms, fuel and professional services, those could not be substantiated and the parties agreed to drop them as issues requiring a resolution.”

In a reply to Wilder written Tuesday, Morin stated, “Council members DeWinkler and Bonertz appreciated your committee’s cooperation, in put, and willingness to work together to arrive at a mutual decision beneficial to both parties, to resolve this issue and strengthen the relationship between the two towns.”

Morin suggested that the two towns need to continue meeting in the hopes of resolving some other billing issues.

The town of Elmer City plans a community meeting at 5:30 Thursday, July 24, at city hall to bring townspeople up to date on the quarterly billing issues between the two towns.

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