Landowners in the local improvement district that’s funding the new wastewater treatment plant have filed legal appeals against the city of Kuna, according to an exclusive story in this week's Kuna Melba News.
The two appeals challenge the validity of the LID and ask the court to find the LID void and unenforceable.
“The city of Kuna committed fraudulent, coercive and deceptive acts in the formation of the LID,” according to one of the appeals filed by Frank and Cindy Fazzio and their company Idaho Livestock Company LLC. “…and attempting to obtain Appellants’ consent to be included in the LID by telling Appellants that their real property would not be annexed unless they agreed to have their real property included in the LID and further, that if Appellants did not join the LID they would never be able to obtain sewer permits in the future, thereby making Appellants’ real property undevelopable. Further, the city of Kuna represented that without the LID, there were no sewer permits available.”
The two separate appeals were filed late Friday in the Fourth Judicial District Court of Idaho. One filing represents 41 separate property owners totaling 241 separate parcels and about 1,400 acres, or a little more than half of the 2,700 acres in the LID. The other appeal, representing the Fazzios and Idaho Livestock Company, represents about 35 acres.
You can read the rest of this story on Page 5 of this week's Kuna Melba News.