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Darien board to discuss Beloit Street lawsuit deal

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ANN MARIE AMES
January 4, 2010
— The Darien Village Board on Tuesday night could vote to accept a settlement from a Janesville concrete company.

The board will meet in closed session to talk about ongoing litigation in what the village refers to as the “Arnold lawsuit.”


Board member Bob Wenzel said he expects to see a settlement offer from Reese Concrete Pump, 5272 Miles Road, Janesville. Wenzel on Sunday did not know the nature of the settlement.


The issue has been ongoing for four years since Daniel and Vickie Arnold, 144 W. Beloit St., Darien, filled a well in their basement, Wenzel said.


Reese Concrete used a “cement-like” material to fill the well, Wenzel said. However, the well at the time was not dry. Water mixed with the material, flowed up out of the well, down the drain and into the sewer main, he said.


When the material dried, it blocked the main, Wenzel said.


The village repaired about 300 feet of sewer main at a cost of about $160,000, he said.


The village board in 2009 settled with the Arnolds for $12,500, Wenzel said.


The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Darien Village Hall, 24 N. Wisconsin St., Darien.



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