Parker House decision looms over election

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

Finally, the city received a settlement offer from the insurance company in February for $174,000 on the remaining damages and a new foundation.

Shortly thereafter, an executive session was held to discuss official numbers on the project and at February’s regular meeting Woodham told the council that he wanted to confer with a lawyer to explore the possibility of getting more money from the insurance company through litigation.

After the visit, Woodham told the council that according to the lawyer, the city might be able to receive more money, though an official number has not been released.

Woodham said that if more funds are received from the insurance company, the city won’t have to lean on taxpayer money for the construction of city hall.

“There’s more money on the table,” said Woodham. “I want a city hall that we can all be proud of.

“I’m part of the community and I want it to be beautiful for future generations.”

During last month’s meeting Councilwoman Tanya Castro was vocal about not litigating with the insurance company.

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