Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/16/1997
January 19, 2022
January 16, 1997
A sharply divided Whitehall Town Council with a 4-3 vote approved a water rate increase for town businesses and residents during the council meeting on January 13. The vote, which followed a lengthy and oftentimes bitter hearing and debate, helped solidify the future of the Whitehall water improvement project and moved the project a major step toward final completion.
Amid allegations that the council’s actions on the water rate increase were illegal and discriminatory, and after a brief scuffle between Whitehall Town Marshall Topper Giono and a meeting participant, the...