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In city suit, only the attorney$ win

December 27, 2021

It’s over. In October, 2019, one year after construction of my permitted carport, the newly self-anointed, self-appointed, mini-mayor of Moyie Springs, Steve Economu, and council members Terry Johnson, Tim Narvaez, Geoff Hollenbeck and newly seated (three minutes prior) Les Love voted to file a lawsuit against me for setback violations.

I was at that meeting and the seven before, yet nothing was asked or said to me before the vote.

My name and address was posted on agendas. The issue was discussed openly at city meetings. Letters were sent demanding I present myself to and answer to the very people who voted to sue me. I requested the attempts to publicly shame, defame and intimidate me stop.

The result? A survey was done. One post was 10-inches too close, one four inches too close. Lawsuit filed.

A Lis Pendens smearing the title to my property was placed. The issue, now litigation, continued to be openly discussed at meetings. A one-side (theirs) article was placed in the Bonners Ferry Herald July, 2021. The mini-Mayor and his posse made a copy and paste variance form in September, 2021, and requested I apply.

None of the setback standards and demands the mini-mayor and council have been applied to others with similar construction.

Mediation resulted in the city dropping the lawsuit and the only winners are the attorney$. I want to thank those who supported me both emotionally and financially.

“If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Rosanne Smith
Moyie Springs

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