Maumelle: City Council to meet Wednesday night

Mayor Caleb Norris has called for a special Maumelle City Council meeting on Wednesday night.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. and the only item on the agenda is to "consider a settlement in the Jennifer Corriveau vs City of Maumelle case."

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For background on the case, here’s Chad Gardner from earlier this month on a previous rejection of a settlement offer:

Moving to new business, the first item was a lengthy discussion regarding a lawsuit filed by Jennifer Corriveau against the city. I’ve followed this case since it was filed back in 2018 and am loosely familiar with the case.

Corriveau claims she is owed overtime for additional hours she says she worked for the city. It’s my understanding the city has a strong case that would prove otherwise. Our attorneys from the Arkansas Municipal League presented several different scenarios of how this could play out at trial next month and asked the council if we’d like to accept Corriveau’s latest settlement offer ($33,000 plus attorney’s fees). After a lot of back-and-forth discussion surrounding possible scenarios, I made a motion to reject her offer and this passed by a 6-2 vote of the council. The discussion then turned to whether or not the city would like to make a different settlement offer to Corriveau but there was no desire among anyone on the council to make an offer of settlement. This suit is scheduled to go to trial on June 6.