YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The City of Youngstown’s law director is disputing a claim by a spokesman for the proposed Chill Can plant that a recent offer made to the city to keep the project going was “discussed conceptually.”
Law Director Jeff Limbian says when the lawyer for the Chill Can plant offered $250,000 to keep the project moving forward, Limbian considered it “a serious offer.”
Youngstown has invested $2 million in the project and wants to receive that back. The city is expected to file a lawsuit against the Chill Can owner in the next couple of weeks.
“If the city wants a legal fight, we will give it to them. Cases are won in courtrooms, not press conferences, and the contracts, not wishful thinking, define the city’s rights and remedies,” said Chill Can lawyer Brian Kopp.
Developer Mitchell Joseph was previously given 60 days to come up with a plan to get the plants operable.
No future negotiations are planned.