With start of the hurricane season fast approaching, Palm Beach County School District and city of West Palm Beach officials bought themselves more time in their feud over stormwater drainage fees.
According to a letter dated last Friday, West Palm Beach Assistant City Attorney Douglas Yeargin says the city has now agreed to extend the end-of-the-school-year deadline to block the stormwater drainage pipes from nearly a dozen schools in the city to July 1. Since last November, the city has been threatening to block drainage pipes unless the school district paid up about $235,000 in stormwater fees the city says it owes.
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