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Litchfield Resident Requests Reimbursement for Picnic Table

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:38:48 CDT

On Thursday evening, the Litchfield City Council heard from a concerned citizen who had a picnic table removed from her property when a nearby property underwent demolition.

Esther Sikorski said she owned a picnic table that was sitting on a slab of concrete on her property, but the table was removed when a structure on an adjacent property was demolished at the city's orders. Sikorski, a lifelong resident of Litchfield, said she would like to be reimbursed for the table because she enjoyed going outside and sitting on it, adding that she purchased it two years ago. She said she was told that the table was not on her property when it was removed, but she argued that she knows for a fact the table was, indeed, on her property.

Sikorski said she was not concerned about the dollar amount particularly, but rather the principle of the matter. She stated that she believes she is being treated unfairly.

Mayor Steve Dougherty asked if she had a dollar figure in mind, to which she responded with $125. He informed her that the council could not take action on the matter since she was speaking during the public comment portion of the meeting. He said the council will discuss the matter further and possibly take action during their next meeting.

The next Litchfield City Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.


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