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Homeowners object to being stuck with renters' delinquent bill


January 17, 2018

A Sweet Home couple objected last week to paying delinquent water bills left behind by former tenants, launching a discussion among them, the council and city staff on the subject.

Bruce Hobbs and Monica Sanders, who own multiple rental properties in the city, told the City Council that the practice is not right during the council’s regular meeting on Jan. 9. Two of their properties have existing liens for unpaid water bills left behind by tenants.

Under new water utility policies, approved Nov. 28, no future tenant or property owner will be able to open a new water utility account unti...

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