City of Sioux City, Church Settle With Homeowners Over Water Damage

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By Richard Pratt

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City and Sunnybrook Community Church have settled with the owners of five homes for damage caused by a water line break two years ago.

The Sioux City Journal says the City Council on Monday approved the agreement. The city will pay nearly $60,000 and the church will pay the rest of the nearly $181,500 settlement.

Assistant City Attorney Justin Vondrak says the city already has paid more than $62,000 for cleanup and repairs at the homes.

The basements of the five homes in the 2900 block of South Lyons Street and the 5600 block of Lyons Court were flooded by sewage and water on July 16, 2011, when a water line broke at the church, which sits just south of the homes.

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