- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) - Voters in the Central Oregon town Terrebonne (TER’-uh-bawn) have ousted two water board members after about 50 customers complained of bills triple the usual size.

The recall votes Tuesday were 134-75 against Kay Walters, 124-84 against Sharon Struck. Once results are certified, the remaining three board members can vote on replacements.

Two other members resigned in February and were replaced.

Customers said August bills were as high as $500 instead of the usual $150 or so. They said they were outraged when they didn’t get a satisfactory explanation.

The district told the Bulletin newspaper (https://bit.ly/1i26S5G ) it didn’t have anybody to read meters last summer because one of the two full-time employees left and the other died.

The unincorporated town of about 1,200 is about 25 miles north of Bend.

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