A settlement of at least $50,000 is in the works for a 2009 federal lawsuit filed in connection with a sex scandal at Winder City Hall.
Following a closed meeting Sept. 23, the Winder City Council voted to write a $50,000 check to the city’s liabil ity insurance carrier, Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency.
The vote came one week after a mediation that, according to court records, was held Sept.16 in order to resolve the matter. A settlement would bring to a close nearly a year of public controversy and embarrassment for the city government.
City attorney John Stell declined to answer any questions following the vote because the settlement was not finalized.