McCall, Idaho – Chapter Nine Bankruptcy???

I was born in Boise, Idaho. My relatives lived in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. Each year as a kid, my family would take our vacation on mom’s parents’ farm and visit the relatives. One year we stayed at Shore Lodge on Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. The Lodge was managed by my uncle Perry Bruce, who had managed the old Boise Hotel. Payette Lake is where I first went horse back riding and where I caught my first fish.

Imagine my surprise when I read, City of McCall could declare bankruptcy today.

In 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered McCall to stop dumping treated wastewater into the Payette River.

The city hired a contractor to build storage ponds to remedy environmental concerns.

That ultimately lead to years of lawsuits — with McCall claiming the work wasn’t done properly and the contractor demanding payment.

McCall owes the contractor $6.5 Million and the contractor is suing to get paid before anyone else, thus the possibility of filing “Chapter Nine Bankruptcy”. “…it buys time and allows the city to determine just how it will pay the millions it owes.”

Maybe, bankruptcy is a national fever, like the flu. I hope there is a vaccine.

One Response to “McCall, Idaho – Chapter Nine Bankruptcy???”

  1. Huh, I knew a Ray Bruce who came from an old ranching family in McCall Idaho.

    Did you know, not that you care, that a large number of rodeo contestants have a Scottish last name.

    Anyway, that was the case thirty years ago.

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