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File #: 16-0069    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Claim, Sewer Status: Passed
In control: Office of the General Counsel
On agenda: 6/15/2016 Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Upon recommendation and opinion of Richard Sulaka, General Counsel, the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department: 1) Agrees to meet with legal counsel, in closed session, pursuant to Section 8(e) and (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss settlement of Property Damage Claim no. 15-174 and 2) Notes that an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members appointed and serving is required for approval of this Motion; and 3) Authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
Indexes: Board of Water Commissioners
Attachments: 1. 15-174 Approval
Title
Upon recommendation and opinion of Richard Sulaka, General Counsel, the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department: 1) Agrees to meet with legal counsel, in closed session, pursuant to Section 8(e) and (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss settlement of Property Damage Claim no. 15-174 and 2) Notes that an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members appointed and serving is required for approval of this Motion; and 3) Authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
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Agenda of June 15, 2016
Item No. 16-0069
Closed Session Request
TO: The Honorable
Board of Water Commissioners
City of Detroit, Michigan
FROM: Richard Sulaka
General Counsel
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
RE: Property Damage Claim No. 15-174
MOTION
Upon recommendation and opinion of Richard Sulaka General Counsel, the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department:
1) Agrees to meet with legal counsel, in closed session, pursuant to Section 8(e) and (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss settlement of Property Damage Claim No. 15-174 and
2) Notes that an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members appointed and serving is required for approval of this Motion; and
3) Authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
JUSTIFICATION
A meeting in closed session is requested to discuss the above referenced matter. Section 8(e) and (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act allows a public body to meet in closed session: "To consult with its attorney regarding trial or settlement strategy in connection with specific pending litigation, but only if an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigating or settlement position of the public body." Pursuant to this provision of the Open Meetings Act quoted...

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