Trustee’s sewer issue ironed out

WARREN — A Bazetta trustee paid the Trumbull County Sanitary Sewer Department $538 for an improper sewer connection that was on his property.

Paul Hovis said he paid the $55 fine through his attorney shortly after getting the bill and the $483 bill for the sewage treatment for which he wasn’t previously billed.

Hovis built an outbuilding with a bathroom in it after purchasing 37 acres behind his 2517 Northview Drive home. The bathroom was connected to the sewer line for several years without the proper permit, according to a letter from the county department.