The third attempt to pass an ordinance to pay a loosing court case was voted on...and voted down.
Dustin Proehl spoke in defense of passing the ordinance, because it meant fulfilling the city's contract with their insurance company...who were apparently under contract to pay the city's share of the lost lawsuit.
But many council members have complained that they still have few details about the situation.
Even Proehl - who with Nancy Ames and Beth Neal, voted in favor, but lost - admits that, with the Law Director absent from all the sessions in which it was discussed.
So the $3,333 payment for a man arrested after becoming violent in city court has created consternation in council.
hear Proehl's opinion of lawsuit reimbursement
Bill Bonner was the first and longest to speak against passing the ordinance, noting that he read the law enforcement reports where the defendant was so violent he had to be tasered. Bonner was not alone...so the vote failed, six to three.
There was talk that the city's insurance company, who had already made the $3,333 payment, may have to sue the city to be reimbursed.
hear Bonner's opinion of lawsuit reimbursement
Council also voted to delay the final reading on East Main Street truck plaza - as planned - until the next regular session.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils