Springfield commissioners are expected to vote on it at their next public meeting that will be held at the City Commission Forum at Springfield City Hall on Feb.1.
If passed, claims over $10,000 such as one for over $19,000 that was presented to commissioners this week will still need approval by those elected officials.
The settlement of $19,629 that was approved by commissioners during their public meeting on Tuesday was with The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, now doing business as AT&T Ohio. It is related to damages that occurred during a project on West High Street in May that involved working a 100 feet sewer line. There was some damage to the companies utility line underground as a result, said Heck.
Heck said that while that type of damage is not common, its not out the ordinary, especially when working on a road way that contains a lot of underground infrastructure such as utility lines.
He said that in every type of those projects, the city makes an effort to locate those utilities and make sure that city work does not interfere with those services.