The Common Council Legal Committee met on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.--not their regular day or time. The City of Hudson website indicated "the meeting will be held to discuss pending litigation on an Article 7 with the Holcim Corporation." "Pending litigation" means executive session, with the press and the public excluded, and no details of the discussion have been released, but committee chair, Third Ward alderman John Friedman, told Tom Casey of the Register-Star that it "related to a real estate transaction." See "Committee talks Holcim suit in executive session."
Holcim's holdings in Hudson have been assessed at $4.5 million; Holcim claims that the true value is $1.5 million--a claim that inspired Sarah Sterling, then First Ward alderman, to suggest in January 2011 that the City of Hudson buy them out.