By: John Bispala 05/01/2013
Just before the Ides of April while I was in a dead panic gathering all my tax data before deadline, the telephone rang. A woman informed me that the City of Minneapolis had sent out a notice that homeowners are responsible to pay for any repair to the drainage system between the street and the person’s house, and that could cost thousands of dollars! I even recalled reading some letter like that from the City. The caller made me an offer for $1, refundable within 30 days, so I could look over her company’s policy and decide for myself. Thereafter, if I take no further action to cancel, I would be billed $4 per month for continued coverage.