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Board to consider homeowner's protest of 1974 sewer bill

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 TOWN OF DUNN (WKOW) -- A sanitary district board Tuesday will consider a homeowner's protest of being stuck with a forty year old, sewer connection charge, even though the home was owned by someone else in 1974, when the fee should have been assessed.

Irene Liebenstein and her husband paid the $2,149 connection fee in order to sell the home last month, and remove the assessment from the property's title.

The commissioners of the Town of Dunn Sanitary District #3 will meet Tuesday. Commissioner Al Monroe says it's unfortunate the Liebensteins have been held responsible for the charge.

The Town of Dunn sanitary districts contract with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District to handle the town's waste. MMSD charges the town and other customers based on how many residences are hooked-up to the regional, sewer service. A property title search this year in connection to the Liebenstein's sale of their home uncovered the property had not been assessed for its sewer hook-up in 1974. The Liebensteins have paid yearly sewer service fees since purchasing the home in 2004.


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