CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 26, 2005
Subject/Title: Reject the claim presented by Audrey Richards
Prepared by: Mary Jean Holden, Administrative Assistant
Submitted by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager
Reject the claim of Audrey Richards that was presented on April 27, 2005, as
recommended by the City’s third-party adjuster, Municipal Pooling Authority
of Northern California.
Audrey Richards, presented a claim in the amount of $815.00 for an incident
that took place on April 9, 2005. Ms. Richards claims that after a routine
water shut down on April 8, 2005, when water service was restored it caused
her water heater to leak, needing replacement.
This claim was recommended for rejection because the City water crew
followed its routine procedure for dewatering a line to minimize water
hammer in the distribution system. It is the opinion of staff that this is
not a valid claim since, had there been water hammer, there would have been
multiple instances of problems with internal plumbing.
No fiscal impact at this time.