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File #: 21-0227    Version: 1 Name: 2/16/21 Resolution to Approve the Insurance Board Recommendation to Deny the Claim and Subsequent Appeal of Claimant Sujata Purohit
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Enactment date: 2/16/2021 Enactment #: R-21-067
Title: Resolution to Approve the January 28, 2021 Recommendation of the Board of Insurance Administration to Deny the Claim and Subsequent Appeal Filed by Claimant Sujata Purohit for a Sewer Backup Claim in the Amount of $13,100 (CC040-20)
Attachments: 1. Insurance Board Minutes 012821.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve the January 28, 2021 Recommendation of the Board of Insurance Administration to Deny the Claim and Subsequent Appeal Filed by Claimant Sujata Purohit for a Sewer Backup Claim in the Amount of $13,100 (CC040-20)

Memorandum

This memorandum and resolution request approval of the Board of Insurance Administration’s January 28, 2021 recommendation to deny the claim and appeal filed by Claimant Sujata Purohit. Sujata Purohit submitted a claim against the City to the Board of Insurance Administration in the amount of $13,100 for a sewer backup. The Board of Insurance Administration denied the claim on the basis of governmental immunity. Claimant Sujata Purohit subsequently appealed the decision to the Board of Insurance Administration. After hearing Sujata Purohit’s appeal at its January 28, 2021 meeting, the Board of Insurance Administration recommended the denial of this appeal on the basis of governmental immunity.

Staff

Prepared by:                       Sarah Singleton, Risk Specialist

Reviewed by:                       Michael Pettigrew, City Treasurer

                     Matthew Horning, Interim CFO and Financial Services Area Administrator

                     Tim Wilhelm, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Approved by:                     Tom Crawford, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, Council must approve the Board of Insurance Administration’s recommendations for claims and appeals in excess of $10,000.00; and

 

Whereas, The Board of Insurance Administration recommended the denial of the initial claim filed by Sujata Purohit for a sewer backup in the amount of $13,100 on the basis of the City’s governmental immunity;

 

Whereas, Sujata Purohit appealed the Board of Insurance Administration’s denial of her claim; and

 

Whereas, The Insurance Board recommended the denial of the appeal subsequently filed by Sujata Purohit on the basis of the City’s governmental immunity;

 

RESOLVED, That Council approves the Board of Insurance Administration’s denial of the claim and appeal of Sujata Purohit for a sewer back up in the amount of $13,100 (CC049-20); and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.