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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Whitman County pays for private storm water repair

Paying costs for materials and labor were agreed upon


March 11, 2021

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners decided to pay a citizen for installing a culvert to prevent flooding on his property.

The county agreed to cover the cost for materials and estimated labor, after initially offering to pay for just materials.

Whitman County commissioner’s chairman Art Swannack made the decision to issue a check for $2,554.23 to Aaron Johnson.

“I think it’s fair,” said Public Works Director Mark Storey. “I am fine with the resolution that Commissioner Swannack came up with.”

The decision came after Johnson hired a private contractor to install a culvert on...

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