Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 8:29 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Former City administrator, Candice Miller was granted a writ of execution against the Belize City council.
Miller had sued the council for wrongful termination and was awarded $378,000 in compensation.
Mayor Bernard Wagner had indicated that the council would appeal the ruling.
Since the writ of execution was granted, court officers moved to crowfoot the council’s assets to cover for the money owed to Miller.
In a statement issued by the council, it noted that the appeal period expires 21 days after the perfection judgment is handed down (October 25).
The council called out Miller for not honoring the grace period since she filed the writ of execution-only 17 days after the ruling.
The execution of judgment is the act of utilizing a court officer to take possession of the property of the judgment debtor (equipment of Belize City council) on behalf of the creditor (Miller) and selling them and using the proceeds as payment.
The Council says that this act is ‘discourteous’ on Miller’s behalf and detrimental to the public since the seizing of those assets would impede the council’s ability to serve the residents of Belize City.
The Belize City Council says that it condemns the ‘act of bad faith’, which affects the citizens who have no involvement in the matter.
The council also announced that it was working with legal advisors to file a stay of execution forthwith.
That application by the council has been filed to stay the crowfoot of the assets.
The application is before the court and a date has not yet been announced for that hearing.