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Brecksville City Council votes to pay back sewer assessment after clerical issue

Posted at 11:04 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 07:34:46-04

Brecksville City Council has voted to not make residents repay the money they owed for their sewer assessments - the city is instead taking over the bill.

Residents poured into Brecksville City Hall on Tuesday.

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City Council was put in a tough position, listening to comment after comment because of a clerical error with sewers in one community. 

The residents who live in the Four Seasons sub-development were told $600 a year would cover their sewer assessments. But after 15 years, the city learned that cost was actually supposed to be double. Now, more than $681,000 is owed.

The money will come out of a special assessment fund which is not directly funded by tax dollars.