Tenants get more time in sewer flap

By Alex MacLean / The Union Democrat

The Jamestown Sanitary District board prevented dozens of people from becoming homeless later this month by giving their landlord until May to pay a large, outstanding sewer bill.

Jamestown landlord Stewart Hatler still must pay about $38,000 in past-due bills on 15 low-income units around Seventh Street, Ninth Avenue and Maple Alley, or else the district will disconnect those properties from the sewer.

The district previously extended his deadline from Feb. 12 to Feb. 28.

With the 90-day extension, Hatler's new deadline is May 28.

At least 40 residents living in Hatler's units would be evicted if the district is forced to cut them off from the sewer. According to building safety rules, a home immediately becomes uninhabitable when the sewer is cut off.

For the full story see today's Union Democrat.

11914419
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
More than a coach

08/17/2016

Thomas Kruetzfeldt had just returned from a late afternoon run with his ... more

Cal Fire battalion chief remembered

08/15/2016

Whenever Mike Spear’s children heard of a nearby fire, they worried about ... more

Sonora area group launches a new radio station

08/18/2016

First envisioned more than a decade ago, a Sonora-area radio station with ... more

Nursed back to health, hawk flies free

08/19/2016

Sonora resident Laura Reid was driving on Tuolumne Road when she saw ... more

No immunizations, no school in California

08/17/2016

Cyndra Joaquin, cradling her three-month-old during a recent visit to the health ... more