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File #: RS2021-1079    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Veracity Construction Group against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $40,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1079 Letter to Metro Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Veracity Construction Group against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $40,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
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WHEREAS, on May 15, 2020, Veracity Construction Group was engaged in authorized trenching work at 25th Avenue North and Clarksville Pike and struck a purportedly inactive water service line; and,
WHEREAS, the water line was actually active and Veracity had to stop work and incurred lost construction time and labor expenses; and,
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Department of Law believes the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that the property damage claim of Veracity Construction Group be compromised and settled for a total of $40,000.00, and that this amount be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the property damage claim of Veracity Construction Group for the sum of $40,000.00 with said amount to be paid from the Self-Insured Liability Fund.
Section 2: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
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Analysis

On May 15, 2020, Veracity Construction Group was engaged in authorized trenching work at 25th Avenue North and Clarksville Pike. While excavating, they struck a water service line which was unmarked as it was believed to be inactive. The line was actually active and still had water in it. Veracity Construction Group was unable to continue working after striking the water line. Veracity Construction Group initially submitted ...

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