Lohrville files lawsuit against septic contractor

Five years after Lohrville signed a contract with Lessard Contracting Inc. to install septic systems throughout town, city officials moved ahead with a lawsuit against the contractor who installed septic tanks throughout the town.

Mayor Donny Hobbs discussed the suit April 11 with City Council members, noting the attorney for Lessard had filed a response denying the claims March 22. Hobbs said the earliest available trial date will be in December, which leaves plenty of time for the city’s attorney to negotiate a settlement with the contractor.

The lawsuit, filed March 2, laid out the problems Lohrville residents have had with the septic systems Lessard installed. The ongoing problems with the systems constitutes a breach of contract, the lawsuit said. 

Read more in the April 19 edition.