That brought discussion over Loyalton Mobile Estates, the County's trailer park just outside city limits. Those residents don't pay water and sewer charges as the council can't decide whether the water - which the city owns - can be shut off in the pipes which the park owns. Council members stated by shutting off the trailer park's water, it was trespassing on private property.
From the audience, Mark Lombardi took the floor and stated he'll not pay his water bills as there's "nothing ever done." He told the Council it's created a moral hazard and he encouraged people not to pay water and sewer bills. He called it discrimination, treating different groups of people differently under the same law.
Resident Eileen has seen the list of those delinquent on sewer and water and said her neighbors don't pay because there's no threat of turning off the water. She called it unfair.
Mayor Mark Marin admitted Portola has no lee way; delinquent users get shut off.
It was stated a just-hired employee owes $1,500.
Monica Funk lives in the trailer park and since 2011, paid her rent to include water and sewer. She's tried to pay personally but the city can't accept it since the State has suspended the park's license.
Council member Brooks Mitchell wanted to set up a system as a donation.
No solution was found but there was free tire day for disposal at the transfer sites and there will be a vehicle and scap metla day in early June. County Supervisor Paul Roen told about getting rid of asbestos; owners have to place it in plastic bags and he called it "simple to take to Reno." He told the audience to "get in touch with the City."