The DN article makes reference to the Jacklin Pit on Hubertus Road but anyone who followed that development knows the facts about the two pits are not the same. By taking the village to court, residents may very well see less money for roads. Just what will make some activists in town very happy. The same tactic taken by them on the Hwy 164 road issues which cost tax payers lots of money at both local and state levels. The very same people who support Danah at the village board meetings.
It was good to learn that Washington County Circuit Court Judge Gonring is refusing to grant a temporary restraining order and will schedule a date for a formal hearing.
According to the DN article, "In a sworn affidavit, Scenic Pit LLC managing co-owner Danah Zoulek accused village officials of “acting unreasonable and discriminatory in regards to our site versus other sites in the area.”
Most every one in Richfield knows these two pits are not the same and one could argue need two different outcomes.
In the article Danah whines “Payne and Dolan restored the Jacklin Pit on Hubertus Road in the village and even received more lots for residential development than our zoning allowed.”
Could it be the Dayne and Dolan development was good for residents and the village? The residents living around the Jacklin Pit were in support of the final proposal.
It is well documented at village board meetings that the filling of the Scenic Pit is not supported by residents who live around the pit and will not be good for those residents. Danah does have the opportunity to create residential lots on her newly purchased property.
The newspaper article goes on to note, Village Administrator Healy said the matter has been turned over to the village’s insurance carrier, who will be handling the case now that it has reached the court stage.
Money down the drain: The Two Pits Are Not The Same.