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Court rules in favor of Weston in power plant payment

An appeals court has ruled in favor of Weston in a dispute over state payments from the Wisconsin Public Service Power Plant. The decision upholds a Circuit Court ruling that Rothschild pay Weston more than $113,000 in yearly  payments from Wisconsin Public Service.

Rothschild annexed the land the WPSC plants sit on and entered in with an agreement to pay Weston a portion of state money it receives for the plants in 1993. At that time there were three power plants on the land.

In 2008, WPS built a fourth power plant. Rothschild chose not to pay Weston proceeds from this unit. In 2010, Weston filed a lawsuit seeking payments for all four plants on the property.

A Marathon County judge sided with Weston saying the original agreement included the entire site. The Third District Court of Appeals in Wausau agreed.

Rothschild community members must now decide if they will pay up or appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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