Mediation For City of Buffalo, Frankovic Trust

Mediation For City of Buffalo, Frankovic Trust

The Buffalo City Council went into executive session during their regular meeting Tuesday, returning nearly 45 minutes later.

Once back into their regular session, Councilman Bruce Hepp made the following motion.

The City and those representing the Frankovic Trust have been at odds over alleged damages to Frankovic property caused by the city when improvements were made to an adjacent city street.

The City installed curb and gutter and raised the roadway on South Lucas Street off of Highway 16 West a few years ago, and since the improvements were made, the Frankovic Trust has claimed their property values were hurt because of the improvements. Drainage and access issues were also raised by the landowner.

Both parties have been attempting to negotiate a settlement, but a fair amount of damages couldn't be reached to this point.

Discussions in the executive session apparently prompted both parties and their legal representatives to seek a last-minute resolution before litigation is pursued.

Hepp and Mayor Randy Dyess were authorized by the Council to participate in the mediation process.

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