HERE COMES DA JUDGE: CHAD GETS SLAPPED WITH A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION

August 15, 2013
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According to the Tampa Bay Times: Pasco County’s war against Chad Reed’s practice tracks took a turn when County Judge William Sestak granted a temporary injunction barring Reed from operating his outdoor tracks. Reed remains free to operate two indoor tracks, but county attorney Jeffrey Steinsnyder said the judge could revisit that when the county files for a permanent injunction against Reed.

Reed and the county have been sparring since 2004 when the county approved for two indoor tracks on 4 acres, which allowed as many as three riders at one time. But in 2009 Reed built an 11 acre outdoor track without going back to the county for a permit. When the County came calling, Reed sought a conditional use permit, which commissioners granted in exchange for limiting the hours of operation.

But neighbors again complained about the noise and that Reed wasn’t obeying the hours of use. Chad Reed transferred the property to his children’s trusts to stop the County from pursuing him. Eventually the County sued and Reed contends that his track is not a commercial venture and that the original zoning rules from 2004 approved the tracks. 

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