Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Village idiot?

I am feeling like the village idiot tonight. 

I went to the city council meeting to day to discuss my sewer billing.  The Mayor was introducing himself to me and when I told him my name he jerked back and asked who I was with.  I told him I was a citizen and had sent him and the council an e-mail on Monday.  He told me to sign up for the public forum which I did.  During the public forum I stood up and stated my business.  The council man who had spoken with my last October spoke about what had been happening - basically nothing.  Then there was a mention about being within 300 feet of a connection and having to connect or pay.  This led to them talking about who would be responsible to connect my house to the sewer, whether it is my landlords or the previous owner of the property. 

Now I feel like all I did was open a big can of worms that my landlords are going to have to get involved with meaning they are not going to be ticked off at me if the city requires them to connect to the city sewer. 

Anyway, I have a meeting with the city manager tomorrow at 11:00.  Not sure about the purpose.  I looked at the city ordinace tonight and did not see anything saying I was required to pay for sewer if I am not connected only that buildings within 300 feet of the sewer are supposed to be connected.  Really, I just want to stop paying for it if I am not using it or connected to it and get the $700 I have paid out in the last 3 years back.   I would be happy to pay if I were connected to it but I am not. 

On top of this, I think I am coming down with a cold.  Last night I started feeling crappy at about 7 o'clock.  The same thing is happening tonight.  Runny nose, sore throat, feeling exhausted, and just run down.

I think I am going to take some Nyquil and go to bed.


Swede_Lady said...

What a weird result. I hope they really do fix the situation, and I hope you get that money back.

Mark and Katie said...

Man what a bummer of a situation....hope everything works out well.

Somehow my google reader hasn't been picking up your feed....gonna have to work on that!

just call me jo said...

I hate things that open a can of worms like that. You aren't alone in getting involved in such things though. It's happened to me a time or two and just makes me never want to try to fight for my rights any more. I just want to put my head in the sand and hide. Good luck. Hope you feel better.