CANTON - The St. Lawrence County Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by local resident Shawn Gray against the Village of Massena.
In October, 2009, the Village of Massena Department of Public Works, at Mr. Grays request, installed a new sewer lateral to Mr. Grays home located at 56 East Orvis Street. The Villages invoice for the work performed totaled $5,299.48. In Mr. Grays lawsuit against the Village, he contended that Village of Massena Local Law 230-5(C) was invalid, and that his bill should be reduced to $750.00.
The Village was represented by attorney Matthew H. McArdle of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, LLP, in Malone.
Mr. McArdle stated that the Supreme Courts Decision validates the Villages actions in this case, and firmly establishes that the Village acted reasonably and appropriately.
In dismissing Mr. Grays Complaint, the Supreme Court noted that Mr. Grays interpretation of the law was strained and not supported by the language of the statute.