Martin Lindstedt, 338 Rabbit Track Rd., Granby, approached the Granby City Council Tuesday to talk about a possible lawsuit against the city.


Martin Lindstedt, 338 Rabbit Track Rd., Granby, approached the Granby City Council Tuesday to talk about a possible lawsuit against the city.

“The city had voted in December to send letters to people who owned unsightly properties,” Granby Mayor Donna Fullerton explained later. “Where we started is with abandoned houses, where the roofs are caving in or the floors are gone or partially burnt or just not livable. (Lindstedt) got a letter, and he took offense and wanted to be on the agenda. He owns property across the street from where he lives too. He owns several houses, I think. There are at least five (homes) on that loop that are owned by the family, anyway.”

Prior to the Dec. 27, 2011, council meeting, council members were asked to bring a list of addresses deemed as unsightly locations in the city. They listed about 20 total locations.

The house in question, the one Lindstedt stated, is across the street from where Lindstedt lives, the mayor noted. According to Fullerton, “(Lindstedt) is going to sue the city.”

No action was taken from the council, Fullerton noted.

“We didn’t even discuss it,” she said. “We did not discuss it at the meeting, nor have we discussed it since. If they (people who received letters) don’t do something in 30 days, they will receive a summons to come to court. We have at least three who mowed, and cleaned up. We had several that received the letters that are working on their property.”

Fullerton did note they are seeing progress in the city from the property owners.

“We are trying to make it more sightly,” she said, noting that Old Mining Town Days is coming up, which will attract out-of-town visitors.

In closed session, the council discussed real estate and a lawsuit.

“It was the lawsuit filed against the city by alderman (RL) Arnall,” Fullerton said. “He filed suit against us for $3,100 for property damage. Arnall was there and our attorney, Jared Thomas, was there and asked him to leave the room. We briefly discussed it and it is in the attorneys’ hands. And that is where we left it.”

Arnall’s attorney is Greg Bridges.