Council settles with firm, details not released
LIVINGSTON - In a tie-breaking vote, the council approved settling a lawsuit with Parish President Layton Ricks' former employer, Alvin Fairburn and Associates.
The suit is over numerous issues, including money the company says it is owed for debris removal following Hurricane Gustav. FEMA has refused to pay for work done after the storm, claiming it was improperly documented. Alvin Fairburn and Associates has said it is owed about $5 million for the work.
The council has argued the company over-billed for work on the parish's 2010 road overlay program.
Also, Alvin Fairburn and Associates has sued two council members for comments they made about work done following Gustav.
The two council members at the center of the lawsuit, Marshall Harris and Cindy Wale, abstained from voting on the matter dealing with the settlement Thursday night. Jim Norred and Ricky Goff voted against the settlement.
Details were not released.
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