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Tenement owner gets ultimatum

Council sets firm deadline on requirement to install water meters

It is one more time around for tenement owner Lyle Austin. Almost 18 months ago, the question arose of his obligation by municipal law to install water meters for each of the 12 rental units in his building on North Little Horn Avenue.

At the time, council was seeking improvement of the investment fee structure, according to Mayor Ben Glenn, “So everyone who owns or rents a lot is paying the same.”

The governing body allowed Austin a month to get a timeline for completion of said project, ensuring compliance with the law as well as his fellow property owners.

“We have quite a lengthy time that...