“Despite numerous requests from the Garrs to the ... city engineer, city councilpersons and various other city officials, Ottumwa has not taken any storm water detention measures to protect the Garrs from extensive storm water flooding,” according to court documents.
Today, the Garrs allege they are not able to sell their home “due to the constant flooding.”
The jury in the trial reached a verdict on April 5.
“Although the verdict involves several findings by the jury, it appears to the court to be logically consistent with the jury’s apparent intent to award judgment in favor of David P. Garr and Julie A. Garr against the city of Ottumwa, Iowa, in the amount of $84,400,” according to an order filed on April 8.
The hearing to make a decision concerning the entry of judgment and ruling on any post-trial motions will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.