The City of Springfield and the village of Chatham have reached an agreement to settle their dispute over Chatham’s decision to end its deal to buy water from Springfield.
The city had claimed a breach of contract for the early termination of the deal. After a daylong session with a mediator, Chatham has now agreed to pay the city $500,000 in damages.
In return, Springfield will grant Chatham a 99-year lease on city-owned land where Chatham’s pump station now stands… at a cost of an additional $200,000. Springfield will also be allowed to use Chatham’s water system to transport water to Loami until a new direct line can be built.
Both municipalities are expected to approve the deal next month.