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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default KITM orv park in Decatuar

here is a letter i received address to me personally from the attorneys representing Hamilton Township

Dear Club President: (funny we do not have a club president)
I am writing to inform you that this law firm represents Hamilton Township in the Van Buren County Circuit Court case entitled Hamilton Township v David Stasiak, Carol Stasiak, and Kids in the Mudd Extreme Farm Inc. Pursuant to this ongoing Litigation, the Circuit Court Judge has issued a Preliminary injunction prohibiting Kids in the Mudd from changing the use of the land without the express permission of the township and from operating an ORV/ATV for-profit amusement facility. As you are no doubt aware, Hamilton Township has denied Kids in the Mudd’s request to operate such a facility. As a result, Kids in the Mudd’s contuing use of the property in violation of the zoning ordinance is considered to be in violation of the court order.

It is out understanding that your club intends to hold a United States Marine Corp-sponsored Toys for Tots toy run at the Kids in the Mudd on Dec 1, 2007. Be advised that this office considers this action to be a violation of the zoning ordinance and the court ordered injunction. Any such action subjects Kids in the Mudd, its owners, your club, and any participants to further legal action.

Further, the intended use of the property, as evidenced by last years similar event, constitutes a violation of Michigan Law, to wit MCL 324.81133 (a), (e), (o), (q), and ( r ). Every person found to be in violation of the aforementioned law is subject to criminal penalties. Violation is a misdemeanor, pursuant to MCL 324.81147, those found guilty face up to 90 days in jail, no less than $50.00 nor more a $1000.00 fine, or both, for each violation.

It is our understanding that the charitable org. that sponsored the previous events at Kids in the Mudd were misled as to the severity and nature of the ongoing litigation. Please be advised that this office will be in contact with the United States Marines to ensure that they are not misled into sponsoring an event that could tarnish their name or reputation. Using a charitable org to promote an illegal activity is beyond reproach.

Hamilton Township and its residents have exercised considerable restraint during the course of this lawsuit. However, continuing, deliberate, and flagrant violations of the Hamilton Township Zoning ordinances and the preliminary injunction will no longer be tolerated.

okay now i personally have never even been to the park, nor has our club ever held an event there. We had a few attend last years Toys for tots and that has been the only time any one from CheapThrills has even been on the property........................
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