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Oswego County flow control lawsuit discussion leads to outburst

by Carol Thompson

A judgment against Oswego County for legal fees to be paid in a lawsuit challenging the county’s flow control lawsuit brought about some debate and an outburst from the plaintiff who was sitting in the audience.

During Thursday’s meeting, the legislature voted to pay Jeff Holbrook $65,214 as ordered by the court.

Holbrook sued the county over its flow control law and a federal court judge ruled the county’s law unconstitutional.

Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler asked County Attorney Richard Mitchell to keep the standing committees fully apprised of the case in the future.

“It’s starting to cost us a lot of money,” he said.

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