DURAND, Mich. (AP) – A small Michigan community found a creative way to settle a lawsuit: a new paint job on four publicly owned vehicles.
The Argus-Press reports that Durand reached a deal with Gary Stiles. He’ll settle a $17,000 debt by refurbishing, sandblasting and painting the vehicles, including dump trucks.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
The city in Shiawassee County had sued Stiles over unpaid rent on farmland owned by Durand. City Manager Amy Roddy says the lawsuit was “going nowhere.” Then she learned that Stiles is skilled in painting vehicles.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Durand City Council members approved the settlement last week. Stiles must complete the work by Nov. 15.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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