Jeffco looking to use sewer revenues for attorneys' fees - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Jeffco looking to use sewer revenues for attorneys' fees

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Jefferson County still wants to dip into net sewer revenues to pay for attorneys involved in its bankruptcy.

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commission voted to appeal an earlier decision by U.S. District Judge Thomas Bennett which barred the county from touching those funds. County attorney Jeff Sewell says Bennett is expected to enter an order today to allow them to appeal.

The county has dipped into general fund money to use $15 million to pay for legal bills. This includes $12 million for the bankruptcy case.

If the county is successful on appeal the money could go back into the general fund and possibly applied to the county's capital and maintenance program.

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