Group sues city over sewer plant funding

The Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance filed suit today against the city over the funding plan for a new Winslow sewer plant.

The plant’s bond funding is expected to increase fees for utility ratepayers in the Winslow area.

“We greatly regret that the city has pushed the ratepayers so far that it became necessary to file this lawsuit to counter the misuse of utility ratepayer fees,” alliance member Sally Adams said in a statement. “Under law, (city) utility ratepayers may only be charged for services they receive. They may not be charged for costs that benefit other public projects.”

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