By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – Residents claiming that flooding is a constant in the city have taken to the courts with a class action lawsuit filed Sept. 6 stemming from an Aug. 16 heavy rainfall.
An estimated 50 residents near Council Point Park were reportedly under siege between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. Aug. 16, when two inches of rain fell in two hours. City officials said the system was flooded during the rain, but normal operations returned a short time later.
“Subsequently, portions of city’s sanitary sewer system were overwhelmed causing backups in resident’s basements,” read a post on the city’s website. “The city’s sanitary system is operating at 100 percent and all pump stations are working with no mechanical issues. The city’s retention basin is also operating as expected with no reports of any issues.”
Attorney Phillip G. Bozzo, owner of the Flood Law Institute in Troy, is handling the class action lawsuit for the residents. He has handled many flooding lawsuits around Michigan.
Anyone wishing to be involved in the lawsuit must file by Sept. 29 at Flood Law Institute, Phillip G. Bozzo, 2899 E. Big Beaver Road, # 130, Troy, MI, 48083.
City officials were unavailable to comment by press time.
(Tereasa Nims can be reached at [email protected])