‘Ma and pa’ boil over LID

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By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Delinquent taxes on two Keizer Station properties are a hot topic once again.

In a letter dated June 4 to Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher, state Sen. Tim Knopp and Rep. Gene Whisnant wrote on behalf of their constituents, Timm and Linda Rawlins of Redmond. As mentioned in the Keizertimes in April 2011, the Rawlins have two properties situated between Volcanoes Stadium and the Bonneville Power Administration substation.

At the time, both representatives from Rawlins Real Estate and developer Chuck Sides acknowledged Sides was responsible for making local improvement district (LID) payments. Sides was behind on payments at the time, a situation that has continued.

“I want you to understand we are just ma and pa making a few thousand dollars,” Linda Rawlins said at the time.

Reached at her business in Redmond Monday in regards to last week’s letter, Linda said, “I don’t know if I’m ready to talk about it today” and had no further comment.

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