Monday, December 17, 2012

Water deal draining Brockton coffers

Now, the city’s top lawyer is asking the water and sewer departments to determine if Aquaria might be violating its 20-year contract with the city, signed in 2002.
“We are in the process of gathering information from the relevant departments as to whether or not there is a basis to believe there’s a violation of the contract,” said City Solicitor Philip Nessralla Jr.
The inquiry could lead to Brockton hiring an independent legal firm to look into the terms of the contract.
“We’d like to bring resolution because we know it’s some concern to some city leaders as well as city residents,” said Nessralla, adding Mayor Linda Balzotti backs the inquiry.
Ward 2 City Councilor Thomas Monahan said having an outside law firm look into the contract makes monetary sense.

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