By Othor Cain
In a heated exchange during a special council meeting Monday, Oct. 8, council members voted 3-2 agreeing to spend in the neighborhood of $400 million to rebuild its sewage system and pay a fine. This is part of the consent decree provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
All of the details involving the decree – including the amount of time the city will have to finish the work and the cost of the fine – remain secret, pending Mayor Harvey Johnson’s signature and the filing of the decree in court…. […]