|Cold Spring City Council has voted to sue the Campbell County School District for interfering with the purchase of property owned by the Disabled American Veterans.|
by Robin Gee, city council beat editor
Cold Spring City Council has voted to file suit against the Campbell County School District Board and/or the Kentucky Department of Education for interference in its purchase of the property belonging to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
At a special meeting of council held Wednesday night (12-30), council members went into executive session. When they emerged, they held a quick vote on the matter of the DAV property with a resolution authorizing the mayor and city attorney to file the suit.
The measure passed four to one. Council member Cindy Moore voted against, but said her reasoning was that she had not had time to review all the materials. Council member Adam Sandfoss was not present at the meeting.
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City attorney Brandon Voelker read the resolution noting that the city has tried to intervene in the Campbell County School District’s suit to seize the property through eminent domain. A judge has not ruled on this yet, he said, but the district has opposed the city asserting its rights on the property.
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- The council has a contract to purchase the property that the board is interfering with through their action.
- The Kentucky Department of Education has not yet approved purchase of the DAV property by the school board, which is needed before the board can file under eminent domain.
- The city and county had a deed restriction put in place on the property when it was sold to the DAV that required the city’s approval should the DAV ever decide to sell the property.