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File #: 2560-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle a damages claim submitted by Village of Wagoner Park; to authorize the expenditure of $31,852.36 for settlement payment; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Village of Wagoner Park_Ord 2560-2020
Explanation

BACKGROUND:

This Ordinance is submitted to settle a damages claim in the amount of $31,852.36. On April 15, 2020, a Columbus Public Service refuse truck collecting trash at the Village of Wagoner Park apartment complex struck a dumpster enclosure wall causing the concrete containment structure to crumble. The apartment complex filed a damages claim for the cost of cleanup ($962.66) and for rebuilding of enclosure ($30,889.87). The total claim is $31,852.36. The Department of Public Service authorizes the settlement of this claim.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however, sufficient monies are available in the Department of Public Service’s general fund budget for this purpose.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:

Emergency legislation is necessary to ensure settlement is paid in a timely manner.


Title

To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle a damages claim submitted by Village of Wagoner Park; to authorize the expenditure of $31,852.36 for settlement payment; and to declare an emergency.


Body

WHEREAS, On April 15, 2020, a Columbus Public Service refuse truck collecting trash at the Village of Wagoner Park apartment complex struck an enclosure wall causing the concrete containment structure to crumble. The apartment complex filed a damages claim for the cost of cleanup ($962.66) and for rebuilding of enclosure ($30,889.87). The total claim is $31,852.36, and the Department of Public Service authorizes settlement of the claim; and

WHEREAS, following review of the incident and estimates provided for cleanup and repair, a settlement in the amount of $31,852.36, to be paid by the City, was authorized by the Department of Public Service; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the Department of Public Service in that it is immediately necessary to authorize and direct the City Attorney to pay this claim in a timely manner, which is in the best interest of the City, and to pay ...

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