Thursday, May 24, 2007

City pleads guilty. Fine is $84,000

The City of Timmins pled guilty to 11 of 22 Ministry of Environment charges today, according to Mayor Tom Laughren.
The remaining 11 charges were dropped and the city was charged $84,000 for the guilty plea.
Laughren said the infractions occurred between 2003 and October 2006, with eight of the 11 charges being at the McDonald Lake and Shaw Wells sites, which are now closed.
Laughren also noted that the charges revolve around equipment malfunction and technical requirements.
“There’s nothing wrong with the quality of water in Timmins,” said Laughren.
The cost of the infractions will come out of the water account. Laughren does not know if or how the charges could affect the water rates.
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