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Hays County to get settlement money in Hamilton Pool pollution case
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by John Davidson
Last week, Hays County Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the terms of the lawsuit, which claimed that faulty design practices and inadequate pollution controls caused massive amounts of construction runoff to flow into Hamilton Creek and eventually into the iconic Hamilton Pool.
“Some of this settlement will serve to repay
The subdivision, Ranches at Hamilton Pool, included 29 homes on about 1,221 acres that span the Hays and Travis county lines. Hamilton Creek begins in
Hays and Travis counties, along with the State of
The lion’s share of the settlement, $2.1 million, will go to
Travis County Commissioners unanimously approved the settlement in March 2009. Coldwater Development and the other defendants are due to execute the settlement soon, pending final signoff from their insurance providers.
Kennedy said the reason that
Kennedy was reluctant to discuss the additional terms because not all the private landowners who are party to the lawsuit have agreed to the settlement, although he did say that much of the discussion involved how the various parties will release each other from liability.
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