Sunday, June 18, 2017

Closed-door session: “Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. v. City of Lake Worth”.

At the City Commission meeting on June 6th, City Attorney Glen Torcivia stated he would have a closed-door session on June 20th (prior to the City Commission meeting next Tuesday) about a lawsuit filed over bulk water delivery in Lake Osborne Estates.

The non-jury trial slated for June 5th was cancelled. The parties agreed to settle on June 1st. Residents in Lake Osborne Estates claim their water rates are too high and filed suit for damages going back to 2008.

Lake Worth’s former Post reporter Chris Persaud (the winner of 2 prestigious journalism awards for election reporting) penned an article about this in July 2014.

Here is the agenda item for next Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall:

City Attorney Announcement:

Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, the City Attorney desires advice concerning pending litigation in the case of Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. v. City of Lake Worth Case No. 502014CA08137XXXMBAI in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.
     The following individuals will be in attendance: Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, City Commissioners Omari Hardy and Herman Robinson, City Manager Michael Bornstein, City Attorney Glen J. Torcivia and Attorney Brian Bolves (by phone) and Court Reporter.*

*Commissioner Andy Amoroso will be out of town and not in attendance. This will be his fist missed City Commission meeting since becoming a commissioner.