Call it a crappy situation: Portland's city government is set to pay Portland General Electric more than $7,000 for a stinky incident last spring.
On the docket for this Wednesday’s City Council meeting
is an ordinance to pay PGE $7,270 for a sewage spill
on their property at the World Trade Center complex on June 6, 2012.
A sewage pipe collapsed under Southwest Jefferson Street, causing waste to overflow and spill into “The Fit Factory”—the workout facility for PGE employees.
The electrical company filed a claim against the city for property damage and the cost of clean-up. The city plans to pay the claim in order to avoid a costlier payment if the claim went to court.