A question of who owes whom
Discussions ongoing between Airway Heights, Kalispel Tribe
Last updated 10/22/2020 at 11:01am
AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Members of city staff and council met with lawyers and councilmembers of the Kalispel Tribe Oct. 1 to discuss perspectives regarding the city’s request for outstanding mitigation payments totaling $1,069,500 through a letter mailed by Mayor Kevin Richey Sept. 15.
The Tribe responded with a letter written by Tribal Administrator Darren Holmes, within the city’s 15-day limit, but a check wasn’t included. Instead, the letter asked for further discussion of other payments made by the tribe to the city and claimed that the city erroneously charged utility taxes to the t...