Developer Alleges Mayor Blocking Project In Suit (2/12/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

A lawsuit filed by a company pursuing an RV park in Spirit Lake, Idaho, accuses the mayor, who owns properties adjacent to the site, of not allowing the site plan to enter the city’s public review process, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee

Hinz Property Group, filed the suit in 1st District Court against the city and Mayor Renee Eastman.

“Mayor Renee Eastman shall cease and desist from further interference with submission of the site plan and her refusal to transmit the site plan to the city engineer and the city Planning and Zoning Department,” the suit states.

The city adopted a building moratorium in August 2017 because its sewer lagoon was near capacity amid growth.

While the moratorium prohibits the city from accepting building permit requests requiring sewer connections, it does not prevent site plans that do not require building permits from entering the city's review and approval process, the suit states.

Eastman, attorney Michael Schmidt, who represents Hinz Property Group, and Jocelyn Hinz, manager of the company, hadn't returned messages seeking comment as of deadline Friday night.

Hinz Property Group submitted its site plan and the corresponding fee for its proposed Blue Pine RV Park last July.

"Because no building or structure is involved with the RV park, no building permit is required to obtain site approval for the RV park," the suit states.

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