May 19, 2020 |

During last Friday’s Saratoga town budget workshop, some council members introduced a creative way of accounting the transfer of $1.2 million from enterprise accounts to the general fund. They called it an an administrative fee for handling water and sewer billing to town residents.

Councilman Jon Nelson was alone in protesting the strategy. Nelson said the municipality owes that money to the Impact Joint Powers Board and the notion of a fee is being used after the fact to justify years of deficit spending. Emma Diercks has the story.


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Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.


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