McLean-Coloney vs. Holmes Beach lawsuit begins Feb. 1
Oral arguments in the long-awaited court case of Holmes Beach property
owners Ruth McLean and Barbara Coloney against Holmes Beach and its board
of adjustment are scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, in the
Manatee County Circuit Court.
The court case stems from a board
of adjustment decision in February 2004 to grant Holmes Beach property
owner Frank Davis of 5622 Gulf Drive a lot width variance to build two
McLean and Coloney, as adjacent
property owners, objected to the variance and a lawsuit against the board
and city was filed by Miami attorney John Shubin on behalf of McLean
McLean and Coloney also have a
lawsuit against Davis and the city claiming approval of Davis’ site
plan for 5622 Gulf Drive was improper. Another legal
action by Shubin claims the city did not give proper notice to adjacent
landowners. Attorney Peter Mackey, representing Davis, has filed a countersuit
against McLean-Coloney and the city.
Greg Hootman of the Florida League
of Cities represents Holmes Beach in the suits.