04-0474R

RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF ROBERT DRANNEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,084.34.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to pay to Robert Drannen the sum of $12,084.34 in full and final settlement of all claims for damage to property at 617 North 20th Avenue East resulting from a blockage in the municipal sanitary sewer which occurred on April 1, 2004; payment to be made from Self-Insurance Fund 0610.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  On April 1, 2004, a blockage occurred in the municipal sanitary sewer. As a result of that blockage, sewage flowed into the basement and garage of the house located at 617 North 20th Avenue East. This home is owned by Robert Drannen. The overflow event caused damages to the home and to personal property.

The city's liability is based upon the duties and obligations to maintain the public sewers and keep them free of debris.

The city of Duluth has investigated this claim and verified the damages and expenses. The civil division of the city attorney's office analyzed the city's loss exposure and recommends this settlement.