I have a park south of Youngstown that is tied into the Village sewer system. I own the in-park sewers. There are a bunch of houses above me with failing septic systems and the previous owner allowed the town to tie a home into the park’s sewers rather than installing a municipal sewer line down a nearby municipal easement. I show up last year and find that the town has tied in another home to my sewer without my permission. More of these tie-ins will come in the future.
Just to be clear, the Village government is attaching private homes to my sewer line (without my permission) and running the waste through my park to the trunk line in the adjacent highway. They do plow my roads in the winter, but my goal is to end the arrangement.
We are Village and I are talking and I have a meeting with the council next month. I’ve made it clear to the city manager that this situation must end and I wish to avoid litigation. Either they take over my sewer system or they install their own line down to the highway and bypass my park completely.
I need professional help at this point. Perhaps a lawyer who has experience in such matters or a professional who can act as a consultant in such matters. I have a feeling that the council will take advantage of me if I have no-one looking out for my interests. I foresee a need to guide me and then review any agreement we come to, but not litigate.
Can any park owners recommend someone? I’m not sure such a person even has to be in OH to be of assistance, although this would be better.
Let me know if any of the above is not clear.