The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

September 19, 2013

City seeking settlement on car wash issue

GREENVILLE — Representatives for the City of Greenville and the owner of a local car wash are set to meet next week, to see if a settlement can be worked out concerning claims of excessive noise coming from the facility.

City Attorney Daniel Ray said he and a subcommittee of the Greenville City Council intend to meet with the property owner and his attorney Tuesday afternoon, prior to the start of the council’s regular session.

Last week, the council instructed Ray to file an injunction against the business, which had angered the residents of an adjacent neighborhood. The injunction has not been filed although the owner of the business, in turn, reportedly had planned to file legal action against the city concerning the issue.

“We’re going to try and reach an amicable conclusion, so that the noise is no longer a concern and without getting into any more court battles,” Ray said.

Ray said the council’s neighborhood development committee — which includes Sandra Linson Bell, Renee Francey and Sandra Del Bosqe-Hobdy — will be representing the city during the meeting.

Several people approached the council, complaining they have lived with the noise ever since the car wash opened about a year ago.

Ray said he had spoken with the owner of the car wash on multiple occasions, adding hundreds of complaints are received by the city about the noise every day, as the car wash and the blowers which are the problem operate from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

What's been the primary cause of the Texas Rangers' poor first half of the 2014 baseball season?

Too many injuries
The loss of Nolan Ryan in the front office
Questionable decisions by general manager Jon Daniels
On-field decisions by manager Ron Washington
Key players just aren't producing
All of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News