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File #: 21-1556   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/20/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Approve and authorize Clark County to accept the settlement payment in the amount of $44,534.54 from the Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc. (David Covert, Representative) satisfying the County's claim against the Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc. for water damage to the County's escalator components at the escalator located on the North Bridge crossing Tropicana Avenue at Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Letter-TropicanaLasVegasIncCounselWaterDamagesToCountyEscalatorComponents, 3. Receipt of Check.pdf

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Petitioner:

Denis Cederburg, Director of Public Works

Recommendation: 

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Approve and authorize Clark County to accept the settlement payment in the amount of $44,534.54 from the Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc. (David Covert, Representative) satisfying the County's claim against the Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc. for water damage to the County's escalator components at the escalator located on the North Bridge crossing Tropicana Avenue at Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel.  (For possible action)

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Additional Comments:

Tropicana Las Vegas, Inc. provided Check No. 2032167 in the amount of $44,534.54 as the full settlement payment for damages caused to the County's escalator mechanical pit on Tropicana Avenue at Las Vegas Boulevard.

 

BACKGROUND: 

On or about June 6, 2021, Clark County Department of Public Works staff discovered one of the escalator mechanical pits on the North Bridge that crosses Tropicana Avenue in front of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel (the "Tropicana") was flooded and overflowing.  Inspection revealed that the components sustained water and other related damages.  Investigation revealed a drainage and sediment flow from broken irrigation line into the mechanical pit.  The irrigation line is owned by the Tropicana.  The County incurred costs in removing the water from the mechanical pit and will incur labor and material costs to replace the damaged escalator components.  The cost of this work totals $44,534.54.

The District Attorney's Office, on behalf of Clark County, submitted a demand letter to the Tropicana (attached).   Upon receiving the demand letter, the Tropicana submitted payment to the County in the amount of $44,534.54 (via Check No. 2032167, a copy attached).

County Public Works staff and the District Attorney's Office are of mutual agreement regarding the damages and settlement amount, and recommend that the Board of County Commissioners approve the County's acceptance of the payment from the Tropicana as full satisfaction of the County's claim as described in the demand letter.