No. 38572.

69 Wn.2d 705 (1966)

419 P.2d 989

THE TOWN OF STEILACOOM, Respondent, v. FRANCES E. THOMPSON et al., Respondents, MAYER BUILT HOMES, INC., Petitioner.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

November 9, 1966.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Blair, Thomas, O'Hern & Daheim and Warren J. Daheim, for petitioner.

Ronald L. Hendry, for respondent.


Finding a just balance between public benefit and private detriment constitutes one of the great functions of our judicial system. This is such a case.

Steilacoom, a community of the fourth class in Pierce County, lies on a side hill in a natural basin which drains down to Puget Sound. Water from areas outside the corporate limits filters through the town above and below the surface. The town adopted plans for, issued revenue bonds to finance, and...

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