Problems remain with water-tower project in Ogden

Problems remain with water-tower project in Ogden

OGDEN — The village is still dealing with problems from a water-tower painting project.

More than 15 residents claimed that the project got paint on their cars. Another resident said the project got paint on his building.

TeCorp, the company who painted the tower, was supposed to tent the tower to keep paint from blowing onto cars and buildings. The tent was removed before the painting was complete.

Don Wauthier, an engineer with Berns, Clancy and Associates, said TeCorp's insurance company has sent an adjuster to town to inspect the damage. Wauthier said TeCorp is no longer returning his phone calls or emails and the insurance company has said that while the village is listed as a secondary insurer on the policy, TeCorp is the primary insurer and the insurance company cannot release information to the village.

Trustee Duane Fitch said he still did not understand why residents who wanted their property fixed did not turn in claims to their own insurance companies and let them go after TeCorp.

Fitch also said he thought the village should send a letter to the Better Business Bureau explaining the situation with TeCorp.

Wauthier said he thought the village should try to avoid taking TeCorp to court.

"We want to avoid going to court because with a grant it gets really ugly," he said.

The project was paid for by a state grant,

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