County may vote on settlement agreement
by Dennis Sharkey
A settlement between county commissioners and a business owner could be ratified by next week.
In March, business owner Zach Snyder filed a lawsuit against commissioners after a permit to operate a sexually oriented business was denied.
According to First District Commissioner Lynn Luck a settlement was discussed in closed session on Monday but commissioners did not sign off on the proposal. Luck said there were still a few things that the county wanted to see signed off on by Snyder before moving forward.
“We’re real close,” she said. “This should be the end of it.”
Commissioners will have to make a decision by next Tuesday, a deadline set by the court. The court has extended the original deadline of April 12 three times.
According to court documents if the settlement is not reached by Tuesday, the county will be expected to present their response to the charges leveled by Snyder. His attorneys also indicated that they will likely amend their petition.
Snyder will also be seeking an injunction from the court to open his business. Currently he has plans to open a restaurant and bar with an adult entertainment club attached.
As of last week Snyder said he has accepted more than 100 applications for work at the establishment just outside the Meriden city limits on K-4 Highway. Most of the applications have come from the Meriden and Valley Falls area.
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