04-0644R


RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF RYAN PATRICK AND KATHLEEN JOHNSON IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,495.53.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to pay to Ryan Patrick and Kathleen Johnson the sum of $13,495.53 in full and final settlement of all claims for damage to property at 4401 West Sixth Street resulting from a blockage in the municipal sanitary sewer which occurred on May 30, 2004; payment to be made from Self Insurance Fund 0610.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  On May 30, 2004, a blockage occurred in the municipal sanitary sewer. As a result of that blockage, sewage flowed into the basement of the house located at 4401 West Sixth Street. This home is owned by Ryan Patrick and Kathleen Johnson. 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.