Residents in Chester are not too happy about the most recent development in their community.
According to the city council, the land off of 9th street in the Upper End community would be used as an RV park with up to 25 lots, which could hurt the property values of the nearby community. Residents at tonight’s regular city council meeting say that the developer of the land does not have the correct permits to build an RV park. Therefore, he would be breaking some of the city’s ordinances.
Two residents expressed their concerns with 7News. Bethany Blewitt says, “the city of Chester when they developed that ordinance and they put it in place, their whole intention was for this type of development not to take place.” Ed Schmidt says, “so our issue is predominantly with the city of Chester. We actually filed what’s called a writ of mandamus to get the city to enforce the ordinances. If the judge goes with everything that’s being done, it is what it is and we’ll accept that.”
A petition with over 100 signatures was also presented to the city council at tonight’s meeting. Their court date is set for next Thursday May 17th at 2 o’ clock at the city circuit court.