City of Rossland files suit against Jason Ward
On February 3, 2014, the City of Rossland filed a Notice of Civil Claim in British Columbia Supreme Court against Jason George Ward. Mr. Ward is the City’s former chief building inspector.
In the fall of 2011, the City discovered that while Mr. Ward was employed by the City as chief building inspector he was also involved with a business called ADA Co. Inc. which had been doing construction work for the City. The City investigated and confirmed that $181,662.70 had been paid to ADA Co. Inc. in relation to work done on the Rossland Arena.
It is alleged that the value of the work done was worth substantially less than the amount paid to ADA Co. Inc., and in this lawsuit the City is seeking to recover the difference between the value of the work and what had been paid.
As this matter is now before the courts, the City will not provide any further comment.
This article is a press release from the City Of Rossland.