Friday, March 16, 2012

Trib: Apartment owners, Catholic diocese dispute Mt. Lebanon stormwater charges

Mt. Lebanon's stormwater fee, which took effect last summer, is facing legal challenges from the owners of an apartment building and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The owners of the Bower Hill III apartments, on Bower Hill Road, are appealing the fee, which is intended to pay for repairing and expanding the storm sewer system by charging property owners for the runoff they create, on the grounds that the system is flawed. St. Bernard Parish on Washington Road still has not paid, after officials from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh had argued that the church's property is exempt from taxation.

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