As part of a settlement reached, though pending approval from the Opelika Utilities Board and the Lee County Circuit Court where Judge Jacob Walker III presides, the quarry companies will pat the city a $1.1 million. Under the deal, Oldcastle will install, at its own expense, an 8-inch waterline from the fire hydrant near Brown Tool & Mold Company to the westerly most entrance of Spring Villa Park. The length of said waterline is approximately 5,000 feet, and it will serve Spring Villa Park. Further, Oldcastle will repair, at its own expense, all existing and future sinkholes and sinkhole-related damages to properties, easements and rights-of-way owned by the city and the Opelika Utilities Board. If the bridge crossing Little Uchee Creek suffers sinkhole-related damages, Oldcastle will repair the bridge at its own expense; and will indemnify the city and the utilities board from future claims and liability arising from sinkhole-related damages. [OPELIKE AUBURN NEWS: QUARRY SINKHOLES]
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Last updated on Oct-19-07