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Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


Nearly a month ago the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) filed for a declaratory judgement in a matter against the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization. The case has now been assigned to a common please court judge.


According to released information from the Lawrence County Common Pleas Court the case has been assigned to Judge William Cooper.


The 17-page document names Ironton and Lawrence County Area Community Action, Dale Burchman, Board of Directors Chairman and D.R. Gossett, Executive Director of the Ironton and Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization, as defendants.


The complaint asks for declaratory judgment on accounting, injunctive relief and damages and was filed in Lawrence County Common Please Court, March 8.


In 2012 LSSWMD cut ties with the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization. While in transition, a dispute arose between the agencies regarding the ownership of vehicles and about $150,000 in funds.


Until the filing, both sides gathered information trying to seek a mutual resolution to the issue.


Unable to come to a resolution, LSSWMD is now seeking a declaratory judgement.


Within the document, there are six claims for relief. The first claim deals with the vehicles in question; a 2008 GMC “Savana Pass Van 35000”, a 2006 GMC Envoy, a 2010 limited edition Econo Hauler utility trailer, a leonard open utility trailer, a 2008 Pontiac G6 4-Cyl, and a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox.


LSSWMD is asking for a judgement in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount of $230,255.59 and any amount in excess that is deemed appropriate by the court as reimbursement for any and all overpayment made by Plaintiff for compensation to defendants, for the time provided and expenses incurred up to the termination date.


LSSWMD is also asking for a judgement in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount of $84,134.49 as reimbursement for any and all funds paid by plaintiff for the purchase of the vehicles.


According to officials with the Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, no time frame has been established in which a judgment would be provided.


For more information about the LSSWMD visit www.lsswmd.org.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.


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