LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In a special meeting Monday afternoon, the Lubbock City Council approved a purchase price of more than $150,000 for a home that is affected by a sinking street in Lubbock.
There was no public discussion at the brief meeting on Monday. The Council unanimously approved to pay the Sutherland family more than $150,000 plus moving expenses for their sinking home on 98th Street and Dover.
"Council decided to do the right thing and purchase the Sutherland home. The owners had made about $13,000 in repairs to the house over the last couple of years because of the settling and cracking," said Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin.
Council had the home appraised and then added the price of expenses the Sutherland family had to spend on repairs because of the faulty sewer line construction. Martin said the family has already moved into another home. "They were happy a the amount we arrived at. It was mutually agreeable and they were ready to move. they had some problems because of the condition there of the collapsing trench, so they were ready to move," said Martin.
Parts of 98th Street are also being affected by the sinking soil.
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