CS neighborhood divided over Lick Creek greenway decision

POSTED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 4:22pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:55pm

COLLEGE STATION -- It's a neighborhood divided in one College Station subdivision because the homeowners association wants to donate land for the Lick Creek Greenway Trail.

But as Lauren Holman found out today, some homeowners are now taking steps to prevent it from happening.

Homeowner, Marcy Halterman-Cox, loves her serene backyard but that could be changing soon if her homeowners association has it their way.

"We bought and built our houses based on our deed restriction laws that said this would remain in its natural state and that the city of College Station would have no involvement in it."

The SpringBrook Homeowners Association voted this week to donate land to the city so College Station can build a 4-mile bike and hike trail along Lick Creek throughout the neigborhood. But those plans back up to around 50 homes and the property owners aren't happy about it.

"Security, we don't want people going through our backyards of who we don't want there," said a concerned neighbor, Stuart Allison.

A group of concerned homeowners have filed a lawsuit to the small claims court against the HOA.

"We've filed an injunction to stop them and the relief that we've asked from the judge is to make them do the election correctly and not withold the information because all of us creek owners don't want this to happen," said Halterman-Cox.

We tried to get in touch with both the president and vice president of the HOA. They declined to go on camera but gave us a statement that says, "The board believes this lawsuit is frivolous and looks forward to its day in court."

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