Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

03/28/2017

Agenda Report # 111

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Resolution Regarding Payment of Damages

INITIATED BY: Anne-Marie Amiel


Recommendation: Approval is requested to make payment of $25,000 to Cody Graves for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on August 17, 2015 in exchange for a full release.

Background: On August 17, 2015, Mr. Graves was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a police officer.

Analysis: Damages for bodily injury suffered by Mr. Graves have been negotiated by Page Scrantom Sprouse Tucker Ford, and their recommendation for a settlement in the sum of $25,000 was brought to Council in executive session on February 14, 2017.

Financial Considerations: Monies for settlement of this claim are budgeted in Human Resources – Risk Management – Unfunded Claims – Uninsured Losses: 220-0860-3830-3484.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney's office has approved the language of this Resolution.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to make payment of $25,000 to Cody Graves for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on August 17, 2015 in exchange for a full release.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____


WHEREAS, Claimant Cody Graves has filed a claim for damages based on a motor vehicle accident which occurred on August 17, 2015; and,

WHEREAS, the City Attorney and Risk Management have investigated this claim and recommend a settlement of $25,000.00 in exchange for a full release of all claims.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

We hereby authorize the City Manager, City Attorney, Finance Director and their representatives to make payment of $25,000.00 to settle all damage claims of Cody Graves stemming from a motor vehicle accident, which occurred on August 17, 2015, and to execute all appropriate settlement documents to this effect.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2017 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor