New Miami wants 10 years to repay speeders caught by illegal camera

NEW MIAMI, Ohio - On the brink of some potentially momentous decisions in the New Miami speed camera case, the speeders want the judge to ignore the village’s latest plea to drop the case, according to the Journal-News.

The two sides in the long journey toward a potential $3 million payout to speeders will go before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster for a hearing Thursday. Several issues are expected to be argued, including whether a financial watchdog is needed to protect the village’s assets, so a to-be-determined final judgment can be satisfied.

For the first time in the case, the village has put on the record with Oster a request that if it is found they must repay speeders, it wants 10 years to satisfy the debt.

To date, the village has spent $319,604 in taxpayer money because lawsuits of this nature are not covered by insurance.

Given the late filing of some of the motions, it is unclear whether Oster will address all of these issues Thursday.