Tensions rise during debate on utility rates

Coulterville water, sewer fees at issue

Tensions rose quickly last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors when a Coulterville resident accused a supervisor of improper behavior.

But an animated Supervisor Merlin Jones quickly countered the claims and said he stood behind all of his decisions.

The issue arose during a discussion about the possibility of placing the Coulterville water and sewer districts into receivership because the utilities are in debt and proposed rate increases have twice been rejec...

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