The lawsuit targeted Hornellsville, Supervisor Ken Isaman, Councilman Ron Kennell and several vendors and was brought by dump site owner Brain Gottschall in April of 2013.
Nasca, in response to a request from town officials, summarized the dump site case in a two-page memo to Isaman
dated March 9.
At the Tuesday Hornellsville town board meeting, Isaman
read Nasca's letter.
Following the meeting, Isman said the lawsuit costs the town both time and money.
"The insurance company pays (to defend the lawsuit) but our rates will probably go up," Isaman
also noted that the town attorney worked on the lawsuit for two years, racking up expenses that are not covered by insurance.
All told, legal fees were over $30,000, Isaman
is gratified the suit was halted when it was, saying the dismissal "saved a lot of people a lot of time and money."
The town of Hornellsville has been embroiled in a series of lawsuits over the last several years with at least two still outstanding.
Late last month, an Article 78 proceeding that sought to remove Isaman
from office was dismissed without prejudice by acting state Supreme Court Justice Marianne Furfure.
Libordi and Stephens contend that Isaman
has a conflict of interest between his role as town supervisor and his employment with the Sweeney Agency