TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
FROM: ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER
DATE: JULY 5, 2006
SUBJECT: CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY BY MICHAEL AND CHRISTINA COCHRAN
Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimants.
The claimants allege that a branch from a City tree failed and damaged their fence and shed on 6037 Scotmist Drive on June 13, 2005. The claim is for $2,648.53 for repairs to property damage. To-date the City’s Claims Administrator Carl Warren & Company tendered the claim to City contractor West Coast Arborists for handling. West Coast Arborists has notified the claimants in writing that the company is not accepting responsibility for the tree branch failure due to its belief that the fallen limb was an act of nature. In addition, the claimants notified the City that they received compensation for half of the claim amount from their insurance company.
The City’s Claims Administrator, Carl Warren and Company, has advised the City to reject the claim.
A copy of the claim is attached.
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Assistant to the City Manager