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City votes to settle with Sand Hills landowner

Monday, March 7, 2011 2:09 PM
Last updated 2:48 PM
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Augusta commissioners voted Monday to pay $25,000 to settle all claims made by a Sand Hills landowner who alleged a cleanup crew caused property damage while clearing weeds and vegetation.

Following a half-hour session with attorneys, the commission voted 6-0 to authorize the settlement with Hollco, Inc., a corporation owned by Lucien Williams.

According to Licensing and Inspections Director Rob Sherman, the value likely was assigned to a group of mature camellias located at the 605 Montgomery Street residence.

The city admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.

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wlightnin42
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wlightnin42 03/07/11 - 02:44 pm
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Good, Because the city has

Good, Because the city has all the money in the world to throw at things like this. What a joke

sjsd17
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sjsd17 03/07/11 - 03:02 pm
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Making employees take

Making employees take furlough days but still wasting money....it'll never change!!!

jones255
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jones255 03/07/11 - 03:03 pm
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25K for plants !!?? You've

25K for plants !!?? You've got to be kidding.

showboat
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showboat 03/07/11 - 04:16 pm
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What a joke with all of the
Unpublished

What a joke with all of the needs that this city got. Waste of money and employees are takeing furlough days

clumber
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clumber 03/07/11 - 07:09 pm
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Remember; It is not their

Remember; It is not their money, they do not care if it is ridiculous.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 03/07/11 - 08:11 pm
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Where I used to live, we had

Where I used to live, we had some very mature camellias. I have no idea how old, probably 40-50 years old. Some were as tall as trees, maybe 15 feet or so. They were beautiful, however, $25,000.00 worth of beautiful? Who made this decision? This is absurd.

bigc
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bigc 03/07/11 - 09:15 pm
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WOW!!!! $25,000 for some

WOW!!!! $25,000 for some plants at a residence that according to the Augusta-Richmond County gis website has a fair market value of $38,541.00. Did they use Hyde Park ditch water for fertilizer?

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/07/11 - 09:25 pm
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Something doesnt jive with

Something doesnt jive with this...

Lawpig
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Lawpig 03/08/11 - 08:41 pm
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The measure of damages for

The measure of damages for destroying property is how much it costs to put it back. It can get very expensive.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/08/11 - 12:17 am
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I know Lucien Williams. He's

I know Lucien Williams. He's a very nice man.

My guess is that the camillas had great emotional value to him. My husband is nutty about the azalea bushes in our back yard- they look just like every other azalea bush in the South, by the way- because his mother planted them at his boyhood home over 50 years ago.

The house could burn down, the yard could be sprayed with herbicide, and he wouldn't care. Fire, pestilence, locusts, the Seven Plagues of Egypt could descend upon us- just don't mess with the azalea bushes.

mary.dits
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mary.dits 03/10/11 - 05:44 pm
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wow. lucien williams of the

wow. lucien williams of the mangled bushes was in this paper back in 2002 saying he couldn't unload his sand hills properties. he must be a man of constant sorrow. http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/25/met_335463.shtml

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