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Settlement costs county $20,000
Couple filed suit over storm pipes
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Forsyth County News
Forsyth County has agreed to pay $20,000 as part of a settlement with a south Forsyth couple who sued for damage to storm water pipes on their property.

The county commission voted 5-0 on Thursday to to settle the 2007 lawsuit with David and Elaine Woods “based upon crushed storm water pipes on their property,” according to County Attorney Ken Jarrard.

The settlement also includes “infrastructure upgrades or repair on the Woods’ property,” Jarrard said during Thursday’s meeting.

In addition, the Polo Golf and Country Club homeowners association agreed to an $80,000 settlement with the Woods.

Commissioners voted to sign a general release and affidavit Thursday, as well as an access agreement.

Jarrard described the access agreement as “the document by which the county will be able to have one of its crews go on to the Woods’ property to affect the repairs.”

David Woods declined to comment on the settlement Friday.

Also on Thursday, the commission voted 5-0 to approve the following:

• Appointment of Tim Plotner to the Forsyth County Public Library Board for District 3. He will replace Cindy Watson, whose term expired.

• A conditional use permit for boat and outside storage, and a variance to buffer requirements, for Traina Enterprises on the north side of Lan Mar Road at Browns Bridge Road.