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Meeting Date: February 26, 2002

Subject/Title: Reject claim presented by Scott Mutter.

Submitted by: Karen Diaz, Deputy City Manager

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

Reject the claim presented by Scott Mutter related to a December 10, 2001 event as recommended by the City’s third-party insurance adjuster, Contra Costa County Municipal Risk Management Insurance Authority and the City Attorney.


On December 10, 2001 Scott Mutter presented a claim against the City in excess of $1,000.00 alleging that his 1999 Corvette was damaged as a result of City workers leaving his garbage can in the middle of his driveway. Mr. Mutter stated that he entered his garage from the house and attempted to back his 1999 Corvette out of the garage using the automatic garage door opener. Before his car was completely out of the garage, he struck the garbage can which had been placed in the center of his driveway. Mr. Mutter indicated that his driveway is two car widths wide and slopes down from the garage. Thus, because of the slope, it was hard to see.

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