DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysenâs decision was ânot proper,â and that his decision was contrary to a different judgeâs decision on the same issue.
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