The lawfirm of Vaughn and Leggett are poised to sue the town over money owed to it by the former owner of the house and land. Clyde Runyon hired the firm to help him fight the previous administration over right-of-way for Ingle Circle, the roadway in front of the house. Runyon won the case, making the road private, but later sold the house, land, and road to the town.
Mayor Samuel Allen said he wasn’t very concerned about the possible lawsuit.
“We purchased title insurance on the property, and all property we purchase, just for this reason,” he said, adding that title searches during the purchasing phase revealed no lien.
Resaca attorney, Peter Olson, said at Tuesday’s meeting if the town went to court, they were ready.
“We have some good defenses in place,” he told the council.
The town also discussed flood insurance.
“It was handled by the county,” said Allen. “But FEMA now requires all towns to handle their own.”
Olson told the council that the process was pretty straight forward for the town to join the National Flood Program, which provides flood insurance to municipalities.
“You can check the updated flood maps with the county and fill out the application,” he said.
In other Resaca news, the town awarded a bid to Elrod Electrical and Plumbing to install electrical service to their maintenance shop at 330 Walker Street for $4,650.