Judge Refuses To Dismiss Mouzon House Suit Against City

In its suit against the city of Saratoga Springs, Mouzon House argued that the city’s decision to approve a lease with the City Center for land to build a parking structure was flawed in that they maintain that the vote required a super majority along with the approval of the mayor which it did not get.  The city sought to have the suit dismissed on the basis that the city’s charter superseded state municipal law and that the lease was therefore properly adopted.  As best I understand it, the decision by Judge Chauvin simply allows the case to continue although by rejecting the city’s claim it would appear that Judge Chauvin might be inclined to support this part of the Mouzon House’s suit.  It is also my unconfirmed understanding that the city will now appeal this ruling.  I believe that the appeal goes to the New York State Court of Appeals which is the highest court in New York.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Judge Refuses To Dismiss Mouzon House Suit Against City”

  1. In The Wrath of Khan, Spock says, “Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Captain Kirk answers, “Or the one.” This sets up a pivotal scene near the end of the film. Et al., Mouzon? Interesting.

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  2. As Mark Baker prepares to ride off into the sunset, gold (parachute) watch on his wrist, full benefits for life, a sweet retirement package tucked into his saddlebags, ten gallon hat on his head, let’s hope he doesn’t cast a tall shadow on that brick house on High Rock Ave.
    You know, the one with the solar panels on the roof.

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    1. You mean the solar panels that generate almost no power for them and that they put up deliberately to block the needed parking structure for the city center that they were told was in the works before they bought their property?

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  3. if the City appeals it will be next to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court not the Court of Appeals – charlie

    On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Saratoga Springs Politics wrote:

    > John Kaufmann posted: “In its suit against the city of Saratoga Springs, > Mouzon House argued that the city’s decision to approve a lease with the > City Center for land to build a parking structure was flawed in that they > maintain that the vote required a super majority along wit” >

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