Residents File Lawsuit Against Trucking Company in Midland County Neighborhood 10/23/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 23, 2012
Midland - An unwelcome neighbor has moved in and set up shop in Greenwood.
Now residents are taking a stand, willing to do whatever it takes to get a trucking company to move out.
Homeowners in Greenwood Acres say Elite Trucking has moved into their neighborhood and brought with it violations to long-standing rules they live by. Rules Elite Trucking says no one follows.
Elite Trucking has been open for business for over a year in the middle of the neighborhood, Greenwood Acres, in Midland County giving residents a rude awakening bright and early every morning.
“This is no place to have a trucking business,” Charley Grissam, Greenwood Acres resident said. “We are really frustrated and we want them out of here.”
It's a problem the Midland County Sheriff's Office can do nothing about.
“They’re just a trucking company and right now there are no violations,” Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said.
The neighborhood's only option was to file a lawsuit against the company stating they're in violation of restrictions set in place for the neighborhood.
“We want to see our restrictions kept holy, we’re going to do what we can,” Grissam said.
However, the company's lawyer says they have little ground to stand on.
“You can’t selectively prosecute which restriction you’re going to enforce and not enforce,” attorney Edward Garza said.
Ultimately, neighbors want the company to move, but what used to be a quiet neighborhood will have to live with the noisy company until they see their day in court.
Elite Trucking and the residents of Greenwood Acres were scheduled to appear in court last Monday. However, Elite Trucking's lawyer filed for a continuance because he had another court scheduled for that day.
No new court date has been set at this time.