Friends Position on Jaindl Request for Appeal Bond
Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie Township is not surprised that David Jaindl has petitioned county court to order the appellants to post a $500,000 bond because he claims their zoning appeal is frivolous and causing damage to his interests.
Friends believes the zoning appeal to the state Supreme Court is not frivolous and is a sound legal effort to overturn a poorly planned and executed zoning change.
Friends acknowledges that Jaindl has the right under the state planning code to petition for a bond if he thinks the appeal is frivolous and damaging his interests.
Friends will continue to fully support the appellants and financially support, to the best of its abilities, the legal costs of the appeal.
Friends believes that any damages that Jaindl claims he is suffering as a result of the appeal are of his own doing because he took the risk to pursue costly subdivision of his land knowing that the zoning change was under appeal which could negate his subdivision plans if the appeal is won.
Friends hopes the petition will be rejected because the appeal to the state Supreme Court is not frivolous.