City votes to settle with Sand Hills landowner

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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