Nearly a dozen residents of Eagle and the area near the proposed “Winter Terrain Park” off Old Horseshoe Bend Road have filed suit in 4th District Court charging the Eagle City Council with open meeting violations.
The group is represented by lawyer Andrew Schoppe–who was active in the Dynamis trash-to-energy opposition last year.
In his complaint, Schoppe lists four alleged open meeting violations by the Eagle Council which involve meetings to discuss purchase of land currently owned by Ada County and leased to Eagle.
Behind the legal maneuvering is a plan by the City of Eagle to create a “concession” agreement with snowboard promoter Ryan Neptune who seeks to build a half pipe and other winter recreation attractions on the county land. Eagle and the county have settled issues over bike trails in the foothills area near the land fill.
Eagle seems to have forged ahead with their plans despite Ada County’s position that commercial use of the leased park land is in violation of the agreement.
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