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Beaver Dam council denies claims by motorists who say roads damaged vehicles

May 22, 2019

The Beaver Dam Common Council on Monday denied claims by residents who say the roads damaged their vehicles.

Margaret Breuer made a claim for a four-wheel alignment from May. Sam Greshay made a claim for a four-wheel alignment and a new tie rod from April. The council unanimously denied both claims, which is what usually happens when the city and its insurance company receives these kinds of claims.

Breuer declined to comment. Greshay was unavailable. They have the option to appeal the denial of their claims in court.

The council’s Administrative Committee did vote to make one rare exception earlier this year, accepting a claim by Yvonne Kahler for a few hundred dollars after the family’s nearby property was damaged during the police shooting incident in a home on Walnut Street last October.

In that case, Administrative Committee Chairwoman Kara Nelson said, the damage was the clear result of an unusual incident out of the family’s control, which is different from a claim that Beaver Dam roads in general damaged a vehicle.

Road quality is a constant complaint for residents, not just in Beaver Dam, but across the entire state of Wisconsin. In Beaver Dam, the city is moving forward this year with $1 million in projects to reconstruct Roosevelt Drive and Stone Street.

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