Plans for a 32-home gated-community there
already are under review by the county.
Although property owners within the MSTU
would pay for the land in question, it would become a public
preserve, accessible to the public at large.
The River Club Homeowners' Association's complaint seeks
declaratory judgement on the issue, alleging that using an
MSTU to create a preserve is "unauthorized and unlawful,
sets arbitrarily-drawn boundaries and fails to follow
Manatee County's own established procedures."
"This puts them on notice of the consequences," said Larry
Levin, an HOA board member. "We wanted to make this filing
to let the county know were were serious about this."