The lawsuit filed by Motter & Meadows Architects against the Canton Local School District was a contract dispute over the remaining amount owed for architectural and design services. The District has been in negotiations with Motter & Meadows over the residual balance for several years. The dispute stemmed from a disagreement in how the contract was written. The opinion of Motter and Meadows was that they were owed a fixed sum stated in the contract, and claimed they were still owed $416,335. The District felt it should only pay for work actually performed in the amount of $152,000. The Canton Local School District agreed to settle with Motter & Meadows for the amount of $190,000, avoiding costly legal fees associated with taking the matter to trial.
The District is very pleased with the beautiful new high school that was designed by Motter & Meadows Architects, and the students, staff, and community will enjoy the facility for many years to come. We are happy to have this issue resolved so that we can move forward with our future capital improvement plans.