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Government tracker: Avon works on settlement details

Board: Avon Town Council, Jan. 22 regular meeting.

Present: Buz Reynolds, Jennie Fancher, Rich Carroll, Chris Evans, Dave Dantas, Jake Wolf.

Absent: Todd Goulding.

Issue: More work on the settlement documents with Village at Avon developers.

Who they talked to: Town attorney Eric Heil and Town Manager Virginia Egger.

What they talked about: The town and the developers are continuing to put finishing touches on a settlement of lawsuits over development and money owed at the Village at Avon.

The process is apparently winding down, since there are progressively fewer lawyers coming to the meetings. The developers were represented Tuesday by just one attorney, Mary Jo Doherty.

The town and developers are still finalizing language in the settlement, and Reynolds said he wants to ensure that "there are no gray areas" that might become points of argument later on.

For instance, Reynolds said, he wants to see language that specifically requires the developers to build streets, bus stops and other improvements to town code.

"We can do that," Doherty said.

Egger offered to work with the staff on a kind of translation of the settlement, something "that takes the legalities out and presents something that is highly usable."

What's next? The lawyers will continue to work. The council is expected to vote Feb. 26 on approval of the final settlement language.


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