CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: August 24, 2004
Subject/Title: Reject claim presented Pacific Rim Plumbing
Prepared by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services
Submitted by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services
Reject the claim of Pacific Rim Plumbing presented on June 8, 2004 as
recommended by the City’s third party adjuster, Contra Costa County
Municipal Risk Management Insurance Authority, and the City Attorney.
On November 13, 2003, Pacific Rim Plumbing, owner of property at 8360 Lone
Tree Way, attempted to connect a sewer line at 8360 Lone Tree Way to the
lateral sewer line, which backed up. Claimant alleged that on November 14,
2003, the City had no one available to dig up the lateral and located the
problem. The claim in the amount of $3,620 is for the costs of digging up
the sewer line, locating the proper lateral and making the connection.
Engineering staff has indicated that sewer stubs were installed to
properties along Lone Tree Way west of Brentwood Boulevard as part of the
roadway improvements constructed by the City in 1998. The stub located in
the field on November 14, 2003 was in the location per the plan. The City
installed a sewer stub to 8370 Lone Tree Way, which is east of the subject
property, and owned by the same individual as 8360 Lone Tree Way.
No fiscal impact at this time.