Tuesday, December 20, 2011
THE GUARDIAN read with interest a story in the Idaho Statesman about Mayor Elect Greg Nelson's plans for the fair City of Kuna. Here's a link to the Statesman story in yesterdays paper, Link:
New Mayor wants to make peace .
Mayor Elect Nelson came across as someone who is a "can't we all just get along" kind of a guy with everyone and every thing save the Kuna Planning and Zoning folks. All the love from Mayor Elect Nelson was not to be regarding Kuna's Planning and Zoning Director, Steven Hasson.
The animosity Nelson expressed toward Kuna's Director of Planning and Zoning seemed out of character. THE GUARDIAN filed a public records request and the short version of all this is: Mr. Nelson is alleged to have not paid $36K for water and sewer hook-up fees for the Creekside Lounge and Peregrine Steaks and Spirits Restaurant built in 2005/06.
Mr. Nelson received notification of no record of payment for water and sewer hook-up fees for the total amount assigned to the project from Mr. Hasson in March of this year.
Lack of payment/verification was caught as part of an Idaho Department of Quality (IDEQ) audit for water and sewer fees cities turn in to DEQ.
Mr. Hasson and his staff turned up no record of payment for a total of 10 EDU's (equivalent domestic units of water and sewer usage) attached to Mr. Nelson's project at the time building permits were issued. Nor could Kuna City Officials find any record Mr. Nelson's project was exempted from the fees.
Mr. Hasson sent Mayor Elect Nelson a billing letter for $36,000.00 owed to the City of Kuna (ie. Taxpayers). Mr. Hasson has asked for any reasonable record the fees had been paid by Mr. Nelson to help clear up this matter.
It will be interesting to see how all this unfolds.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 9:58 AM