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File #: 16-0085    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: The Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to approve settlement of DWSD Damage Claim No. 15-174 in the amount of $10,000.00, and also authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

Title

The Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to approve settlement of DWSD Damage Claim No. 15-174 in the amount of $10,000.00, and also authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

 

Body

Agenda of June 15, 2016

Item No. 16-0085

Amount: $10,000.00

 

TO:                                          The Honorable

                                          Board of Water Commissioners

                                          City of Detroit, Michigan

 

FROM:                           Gary Brown, Director

                                          Water and Sewerage Department

 

RE:                                          Damage Claim No. 15-174- $5,000.00 or more

 

MOTION

Upon recommendation of Richard Sulaka, DWSD General Counsel, the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to approve settlement of DWSD Damage Claim No. 15-174 in the amount of $10,000.00, and also authorizes the Director to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

 

BACKGROUND

This is a property damage claim which falls under the purview of the Sewage Disposal System Event exception to governmental immunity.  The claimant’s basement flooded from a sewer back up and a hearing was held by the DWSD Damage Claim Appeals Committee.   For the reasons stated in the privileged and confidential statement, attached, the Committee recommends settlement of the claim in the amount of $10,000.00