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Moyie Springs officials overreaching on complaint

| May 13, 2021 1:00 AM

Enter October 2019. Steve Economu appoints himself mayor. The council, Les Love, Terry Johnson, Geoff Hollenbeck, and Tim Narvaez, under the instruction of the newly self-appointed mini-mayor, vote to file a lawsuit against me for a possible setback violation for a pole barn style carport erected in 2018.

Paperwork has now been filed. (2021)

One pole is 10 inches too close and the other 4 inches, according to the surveyors ordered onto my land and paid for by city taxpayers.

So now the legal battle begins. Now I ask you … look around. How many of you in the city of Moyie Springs are or may be a few inches or a few feet off? This setback requirement is for all sheds, lean-to, carport etc. Anything over 4 feet.

You may question the city if your shed, carport etc., is in the crosshairs. The answer is this, it is the hands of the judge that tries the case and issues the terms of the settlement. You may come home to find surveyors on your property documenting violations. The icing on the cake? A lis pendens is filed which smears your name and seizes the title to your property.

Equal treatment for all. No matter what the self-appointed, mini-mayor of Moyie Springs and city councilmembers say. And you thought the governor over-reached …

ROSANNE SMITH

Moyie Springs