The District of Lantzville forked out plenty of money for legal expenses this year.
According to an in-camera report released on the district’s website, Lantzville spent $78,138 on legal fees in 2018, which is less than the $89,741 they spent in 2017.
The majority of the district’s legal costs for 2018 were attributed to general expenses. Lantzville spent $32,994 on general legal expenses, which includes bylaw review, water issues, tree protection, insurance matters, procedure and policy, according to the report.
The district also spent $20,078 on bylaw enforcement, $15,638 on litigation and $6,540 on freedom of information-related matters.
Lantzville is currently being sued for negligence by a woman who inadvertently drove her vehicle 20 metres down an embankment after heavy rains and a landslide had washed out Rumming Road and created a sinkhole in January. The district also sought a court order against Stanley Pottie, the owner of property at 7890 Clark Drive West and former mayoral candidate, earlier this year.
The district previously spent $89,741 on legal fees in 2017, $46,958 in 2016 and $44,979 in 2015.
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