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Hayden suit becomes campaign issue

A Hayden City Council candidate is claiming the incumbent he is running against will see personal financial gain from a class-action lawsuit against the city. Hayden City Council member Tim Timmins disagrees with his opponent, Matt Roetter. “I would not benefit in any way,” Timmins said in a phone interview with The Press Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in 1st District Court in Kootenai County in April 2012, challenges the legality of a fee paid in order to get a building permit. The North Idaho Building Contractors Association, a nonprofit trade association, claims in the lawsuit that a sewer capitalization fee is being used to generate revenue for the city and expand the city’s sewer system when the fee should only be used to pay for operation and maintenance of the existing system/Devin Heilman, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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