A cyclist is believed to have been awarded a five-figure compensation package after an incident on a notorious cycle lane.
It is the same route which the minority Conservative administration recently proposed spending up to £1.1 million removing.
However, this was overturned by the opposition parties who felt the money was better spent protecting key council services from cutbacks.
Coun Mears made the revelation at a public meeting despite local authority lawyers last night maintaining the matter was still with the courts.
For full report see today's Argus.