Judge takes Afton lawsuit case under advisementOne of four remaining lawsuits facing the City of Afton went before a judge Friday, Feb. 15.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
One of four remaining lawsuits facing the City of Afton went before a judge Friday, Feb. 15.
A 9 a.m. hearing in the Washington District Court in Stillwater saw a judge take under advisement the case of GJM vs. the City of Afton, after hearing argument from both parties.
Speaking before the hearing, James Monge, senior land use attorney for the League of Minnesota Cities, said, “The plaintiffs allege that the city improperly rejected a conditional use permit application.
“They have a number of allegations related to the rejection of the CUP application as the application was incomplete.”
The judge now has 90 days in which to make a decision on the case.
The lawsuit is just one in a string of seven that were filed against Afton last year. Some also named city administrator Shelly Strauss and planning commission chairperson Jim Fox as co-defendants.