Sparks City Hall, Legislative Bldg, Council Chambers, 745 4th St., Sparks
General Business: 6.7
Background: The City received a claim from Ms. Terri Keyser-Cooper, Esq. on behalf of her client. The City’s Risk Management Committee approved the settlement amount reached between the City Attorney and Ms. Keyser-Cooper. Pursuant to the negotiations, and upon the recommendation of the City Attorney and Risk Management Committee, the City Council is now being asked to approve the settlement of the claim for $49,999.
Analysis: The City Attorney has investigated this matter and believes that settlement is the most cost effective manner in which to resolve this matter.
Alternatives: The City Council could accept or deny the settlement based upon information it receives fromthe City Attorney during the attorney client session.
Approval of Settlement: If the City Council decides to approve the settlement offer, the motion should state: Based upon the advice provided by the city’s attorney, I move to approve the settlement of all claims presented by Ms. Terri Keyser-Cooper, Esq. for a total amount of $49,999.
Rejection of Settlement: Alternatively, the City Council can reject the proposed settlement. If the City Council decides to reject it, the motion should state: I move to reject the settlement of the claim against the City presented by Ms. Terri Keyser-Cooper, Esq. on behalf of her client.