Lowell pays sewer line access costs in annex settlement

2013-06-03T20:10:00Z Lowell pays sewer line access costs in annex settlementMelanie Csepiga Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 03, 2013 8:10 pm  • 

LOWELL | The Town Council has approved a settlement with two property owners who opposed annexation.

Gary Heiser, 17705 Holtz Road, and Wesley Pratt, 17707 Holtz Road, had said the cost for hooking in to the municipal sewer and water was" excessive and an unreasonable burden."

They filed suit in January opposing annexation after their properties were included in a group the council approved for annexation last October.

The settlement requires the town to run the sewer line under Holtz Road and pay for locating a sewer access point between the Heiser and Pratt properties.

They are not required to tap into either of the municipal systems until their septics and/or wells fail.

The Town Council also rejected a request from downtown landlord Carl Ferro to no longer require downtown tenants to pay $25 annually for specific parking spots.

The council unanimously agreed to keep the parking permit system, adopted after talks with the Lowell Chamber of Commerce, as is.

It was pointed out the cost to downtown tenants is only $2 a month.

Chamber members had complained that tenants were parking in spots meant for customers in front of their businesses.

Finally, the council approved appointments to the shared ethics committee. They are resident Marcia Carlson, Councilman Robert Philpot, R-2nd, employees Sean O'Connell and Donna Kronsell and a designee from Police Chief Erik Matson.

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