"City waives BCHA payment in exchange for dropping lawsuit" by: Mike Reddell

   City Council came to a resolution with Bay City Housing Authority last week by waiving six years of fees owed the city in return for dropping a long-standing lawsuit.
   Council discussed the BCHA decision in closed session – by moving two related public agenda items into executive session – and later announced the arrangement in open meeting.
   The money waived was not to exceed $82,793 in the annual PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) that BCHA had been unable to pay for the years 2015-2020 due to financial problems.
   With the PILOT waived, BCHA will work with HUD to come off the federal housing agency’s “Troubled PHA (Public Housing Authority)” list.
   The lawsuit to be dropped was Ronnie Dean Reeves, Vidala Leal Rodas, Danyal Sheniel Manning and the BCHA vs. former Mayor Mark Bricker.

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