RV Park Developer Accepts $2.46M Settlement
Gary Long Jr., will accept the $2.46 million offer from the city of Kennewick, Wash., to settle the Columbia Park Golf Course lawsuit, The Bellingham Herald reported.
Long announced Monday (April 25) the city’s first and only offer that came during negotiations will be enough to resolve the $3 million judgment following a 2009 jury trial on a breach of contract trial in Benton County Superior Court.
Long sued the city after being prevented from developing a RV park on the golf course property in Columbia Park. He claimed the city council reneged and began negotiating with another person about a RV park being built in a different part of the park.
Long’s acceptance of the city’s offer came six days after the Kennewick City Council unanimously voted to counter his last offer of $2.6 million.
The city owed the $3 million, plus accrued interest at nearly $1,000 a day, for a total of nearly $3.75 million as of last week.