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By Beth Hutchinson
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

Community Equity vs. Approved Sewer


SEELEY LAKE - It is clear by now that getting full, accurate and timely information about the proposed sewer project is like “getting blood from a stone.”

To have confidence in the costly project, one needs time to think about all the implications. Forty years with no escape clause is a long time to be stuck.

The sewer board has already announced four quick-fix, unfair policies.

First, debt service is not being pro-rated by assessed property value as are school and other debts. Sewer debt will fall proportionately heavier on low- and fixed-income residents.

Second, all hook-ups will be...

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