Little Willie Center delivers proposal to City of Greenville to resolve mold situation

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- There are new developments in the conflict involving a local child care center and the city of Greenville. The two parties disagree over a mold situation at one of the center’s buildings.

The center delivered a proposed resolution to the city. To continue moving forward, the city of Greenville asked the center to let them know what they want in order to resolve this matter.

“We’ve had discussions all along and they actually asked for some documents from the city and during our discussion we said advise us what your seeking, and so again that was just part of our discussions,” City Attorney Dave Holec said.

9 On Your Side obtained a copy of the proposal. It asks the city for money to cover damages, medical bills, and other expenses.

Representatives with the center say multiple children and staff members developed illnesses because of the mold. They also say they think mold was in the building before they started using it in 2007.

Marvin Arrington with the Little Willie Center says the purpose of the proposal is to seek help for everyone affected.

“At the end of the day my concern is for the health and safety, well being of the children, staff, and volunteers here,” Arrington said. “I believe that once we get through this we can continue with what we’ve always been doing, working to help latchkey children.”

The copy WNCT received shows the center is seeking more than $2 million for medical expenses and damages. Throughout the proposal there are other requests including a good faith amount of $100,000.

City attorney Dave Holec says he has not had time to look over the proposal.

Arrington says the center has not discussed taking this conflict to court if the two parties can’t reach an agreement.

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