SANDPOINT, Idaho -

A lawsuit between the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint and an independent highway district has been set for trial in March.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the trial in 1st District Court is expected to last several days. Meanwhile, Sandpoint officials are warning residents to brace for reduced winter maintenance operations as the case moves forward.

The city sued the Independent Highway District earlier this year after the district declined to turn over $140,000 in tax revenue in keeping with a 10-year-old agreement. The district contends the agreement is unconstitutional, and neither party should have entered it when it was drawn up in 2003.

The district has offered to split the tax revenue 50-50, but the city rejected that offer and sued.