My husband and I built a home in Apache Heights subdivision in 1998 (in the city of Cadiz) and lived there for approximately four years. During that time the original owners of the Arrowhead Golf Course development sold the golf course and remaining unsold lots to Headley Bluff Land Company.
After Headley Bluff Land Company acquired ownership of the golf course, during a tornado-like storm one night, we had a huge 100-year-old tree to break almost in half just two feet from our property line; it was on the golf course property. If another tornado-like wind had come along and totally knocked the tree down, it would have demolished about one-half of our two-story home.
We felt very lucky to find a private tree removal service to come and cut the tree down and remove it early that very morning before such serious damage could have occurred. When I contacted the representatives of Headley Bluff to try to recover my $450 cost for the safe removal of THEIR tree, they refused to accept any responsibility and simply told me I was on my own to pay the bill.
In other words, when Headley Bluff took ownership of the golf course, they accepted no ownership responsibilities that went with their assets. This includes the severe deterioration of the roads in the subdivision.
Once they accepted ownership, we were led to believe as residents, that they were responsible for what the previous owners had promised us and that was that they would finish blacktopping the subdivision roads to bring them up to city standards, so the City of Cadiz would then accept responsibility for their maintenance. They never invested one penny into the roads or the maintenance of the lots they acquired (they let the lots grow 18-24 inches high in weeds), which was a violation of the subdivision ordinances.
I did not mention that I have a degree in History and in Government and I have taught Government over the last 27 years. I thought I understood our judicial system a little better than the average person, as a result. I have now found out that I was wrong.
We JUST discovered that during these years of lawsuits and bickering between Headley Bluff and the City of Cadiz, that George Zering and David Poe, on behalf of Headley Bluff have filed a lawsuit (they are the plaintiffs), signed by Judge Bill Cunningham, to sue the City of Cadiz on behalf of ALL of the former landowners in our former subdivision. This means we have been named as some of the plaintiffs suing the City of Cadiz.
I just do not understand how any democratic judicial process would allow a third party, such as Headley Bluff, to sue someone on our behalf and name us in the lawsuit, without notifying us, much less receiving our permission.
I must have skipped my college government class when they discussed this ridiculous aspect of our judicial system.
For the record, I want to state that my husband and I were happy residents of the City of Cadiz. We chose to move out into the county, partly as a result of the way the upkeep of our subdivision was ignored and the way we were treated as a result of Headley Bluff’s ownership.
Se ARE NOT part of this lawsuit against the City of Cadiz, no matter what the October 11, 2006, Trigg Circuit Court records state.
A very content Trigg County resident,