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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Residents of a pair of border towns dominated by a polygamy-practicing church are being ordered to pay a $100 monthly fee or face eviction.
Homes and property in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., are held in the United Effort Plan Trust, the charitable arm of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Currently under the control of the state courts, the trust's administrator says residents must pay the fee to cover the cost of subdividing the two towns. Bruce Wisan notified residents of the assessment in a letter. Failing to pay will result in eviction.
He says city officials are asking the trust to make expensive infrastructure improvements, adding water lines and fire hydrants.
The two towns have about 700 households.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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