In a 5-1 vote Tuesday night the joint committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts approved a proposed settlement of pending sewer rate litigation and wastewater agreement with the Town of Trumbull. The measure now goes before the full City Council for a scheduled vote Monday night. Councilors Jeanette Herron, Jack Banta, Milta Feliciano, Denese Taylor-Moye and John Olson voted yes. Richard Salter voted no.
The council committee members spent three hours in executive session in City Hall reviewing information from lawyers. The committee members were not permitted to retain copies of any documents or to remove them from executive session under the guise of pending litigation.
Under terms of the agreement previously announced, Trumbull will pay Bridgeport $1.6 million for processing waste. The city had initially sought $2.2 million in arrearage under a contract between the municipalities. Trumbull officials have approved the arrangement. Little information has been shared publicly about the agreement, say city officials, due to the pending approval.