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Fertilizer spill leads to question of repair payment


February 4, 2021

COLFAX — A citizen repaired property damage and Whitman County commissioners must decide if they are going to pay him.

A fertilizer truck tipped over and spilled along Almota Road last October, according to the county.

An adjacent landowner took it upon himself to facilitate repairs to the drainage.

County commissioners are now discussing whether they should reimburse him for materials, pay him for work, or decline as repairs are the responsibility of public works.

Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey explained to commissioners Monday that the county offered to pay for the ma...

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