NEWS & RESOURCES
With the end of the city’s condemnation suit nowhere in sight, Missoula City Councilman Harlan Wells has seen enough.
In November 2015, a court-appointed commission set the fair market value for Mountain Water’s assets at $88.6 million. However, that’s just the start of what the city would have to finance.
Hearing will allow justices to ask real questions as to whether the condemnation process has been compliant with state law.
The PSC was unable to complete its review of Liberty’s purchase of Western Water Holdings due to the city’s legal maneuvering.
Hosts Peter Christian and Jon King spoke with Mountain Water Company president John Kappes about recent news in the city of Missoula’s condemnation case.
In a news release, Mountain Water employees rejected the city’s latest employment offer and asked the city to abandon its condemnation case.
A poll commissioned by the city of Missoula shouldn’t be admissible as evidence in trial because its methodology was deeply flawed and its conclusions were not reliable.
The city’s experts say that Rattlesnake Creek and dams in the wilderness are unnecessary for Missoula’s water system. Mountain Water has therefore asked that they be removed from the city’s case.
In a court filing, Mountain Water argues that much of the city’s current case relies on legal questions that were already adjudicated in the city’s failed 1980s condemnation effort.