MINOT, N.D. — The Minot Public School District is in the midst of settlement talks with a company that’s suing the district for $1.9 million in unpaid cleanup expenses resulting from the 2011 Souris River flood.

The Minot Daily News reports that settlement discussions with ServPro were held Friday and the School Board was to meet in a closed executive session Thursday.

The district hired the company to clean up flood-damaged schools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed all but $1.9 million of the expense.

Minot Public Schools contends Servpro’s owner told the district it wouldn’t charge anything over and above what FEMA paid. ServPro disputes that.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled last month that the contract had been breached, but he didn’t rule on resulting damages.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com