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Forest Glen water bill gets paid

The front of a six-story residential building.
Brian Bull
The city of Canyonville's mayor said Tuesday that the owner of Forest Glen had paid the building's water bill.

Residents of Forest Glen, a senior residential building in the Douglas County community of Canyonville, won’t have their water shut off Wednesday.

The city of Canyonville received a cashier's check from the building’s owner, Terry Emmert, for the overdue water bill that was approaching $50,000. Mayor Christine Morgan says it was dropped off in the city’s drop box after hours Monday night.

The city had given Forest Glen until May 1 to pay the bill, which was overdue since last September. Residents were trying to raise funds to pay it. The roughly 50 people living at Forest Glen have been without a management company to run the facility since February.

But the owner has not evicted them and it’s unclear if he’s collecting rent. Emmert has not responded to multiple requests from KLCC for comment.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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