The office of surface mining, which recently fined Rarity Mountain for a coal mining violation, has determined the fine will go to the Jellico water system for needed improvements.
“The state has said they want us to spend it on a sewer project,” said Jellico Utility General Manager Mike Bethurem.
The board discussed using the $200,000 fine for sewer repair in the downtown area. Rarity will most likely do the work instead of paying the money, said Bethurem.
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