Stantec Consulting Services and the City of Delta have mutually agreed to drop claims and counterclaims surrounding design work on the city's alternate truck route.
The city filed civil action in August 2015, claiming project deficiencies cost the city time and money. Stantec filed a counterclaim seeking unpaid fees and the case ended up before a mediator in Glenwood Springs.
According to a settlement agreement approved by Delta City Council Sept. 6, the parties have mutually decided to avoid further costs, inconvenience and the uncertainty of litigation by dropping the matter. No money will change hands.
A stipulation to dismiss with prejudice Delta's claims against Stantec and Stantec's counterclaims against the city will be filed with the District Court. Fault and liability are expressly denied by each party.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.