Bachman Plans Vigorous Defense In Fremont Police Suit
Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 1:08am
Fremont Town Hall Fremont, IN
By: Jim Measel
(FREMONT) - The Fremont Town Council gave Town Attorney Kurt Bachman permission on Tuesday night to have his law firm enter an appearance in a lawsuit filed two weeks ago in Steuben Superior Court against the town, its police department, two Fremont officers and the Steuben County Sheriffs Department. Lana Fanning and her son Alexander filed the suit over the alleged actions of police officers in their home during the early morning hours of January 26th, 2013. The Council's action came after an executive session was held. Bachman told the Town Council his office plans a vigorous defense of the officers.
In other business, Town Superintendent Chris Snyder says he plans to appear before the Fremont School Board next Monday to discuss the proposed extension of the trail from Vistula Park to Follett Estates. He said a Trail Committee feels the project would be feasible. The Town Council also approved an application for a grant that would be used to improve facades in the downtown area.
The Town Council also approved an ordinance which amends some charges for the use of water and sewer services. Tenants would now have to pay a $100 deposit instead of $50 while the cost to replace a frozen meter would increase by $10 to $40.