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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Tekoa costs too high for hook-up to lots


November 7, 2019

The question of former Tekoa resident Ted Blaszak’s property near the Tekoa trestle – and whether someone could legally live in a houseboat and trailer on site without a water and sewer hook-up – appears closer to resolved, after the city last week completed its work into what the cost would be.

Blaszak, a former city council member and president of the Tekoa Trail and Trestle Association, owns three lots at the east end of the trestle, and, according to Mayor Troy Wilson, has allowed a homeless person to live there.

All the while the city of Tekoa hired a surveyor and looked for a v...

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