An exemption request from Mike Giorgis was denied by the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.
Giorgis was requesting that SAWS stop his minimum monthly water charge of $42.85 for his building at 1717 Commercial Avenue. Water has not been supplied to the building since August of 2010.
SAWS Board Member Steve Maier says that the denial was basically about sticking to the JPB's rules and regulations.
In a letter sent to the SAWS Joint Powers Board, Giorgis stated that the property will soon be annexed into the City and if the water service is transferred to the City, their current policy does allow no water charges if service is terminated.