Ordinance rescinding water hookup charge would benefit council member


Water woes: Section 1 of Chapman Estates was built as a county neighborhood and serviced by water wells. It was annexed into the city in 1967. Bowman Acres was brought into the city in 1972. In the early 1990s, many residents wanted to hook onto city water. (Brian Davis/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — The Greenfield City Council meeting took an odd turn Wednesday night when the group was split on an issue that would financially benefit one of its own members.

Councilman Kerry Grass asked city attorney Tom Billings to write an ordinance that would rescind a special water hookup fee for his Chapman Estates neighborhood. The move would save the councilman more than $2,100.

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