mostlycloudy
Sunday May 3rd, 2015 3:57PM

Tubing company notified it can't use one site in Helen

By Rob Moore Reporter
Related Articles
HELEN - A Helen tubing company won't be able to use one of its locations during the 2014 season.

Following a closed session Tuesday, the Helen City Commission voted to instruct City Attorney Carl Free to notify Water Park Properties LLC that, in accordance with previous court rulings, they will not be allowed to use their Escowee Drive location this year.

Free sent notification to George E. Butler II, attorney for Water Park Properties LLC following Tuesday's meeting.

City officials maintain the company is operating its Escowee Drive location on property zoned residential, which violates the city's zoning ordinances.

The City of Helen filed for declaratory judgment against Water Park Properties LLC, in 2010.

Senior Judge Robert Struble ruled in the city's favor in White County Superior Court on Sept. 26, 2012. Struble's ruling was upheld by the Georgia Court of Appeals on Nov. 14, 2013.

"As determined by the courts, the conduct of tubing operations at the Escowee Drive location by your client is in violation of the City of Helen's zoning ordinance," Free's letter states.

If tubing operations continue on the property, located across from the former Orbit building on Escowee Drive, the operators could be fined up to $1,000 per day.

The prohibition letter does not affect any of Water Park Properties LLC's other locations or operations in Helen.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 4 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 4 months ago )
Business News
White County E-SPLOST extension vote set March 17
The White County Board of Education has set in motion a public vote on a sales tax extension.
11:12AM ( 4 months ago )
Authorities issue lookout for burglary suspect in White County
The White County Sheriff
3:25PM ( 4 months ago )
White County student located safely after getting off at the wrong bus stop
White County officials report a happy ending to an incident involving a third grade student at White County Intermediate School. The student was placed on the wrong bus and got off at the wrong location late Tuesday and was the object of a small search.
4:44PM ( 4 months ago )
White County News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 4 months ago )
GOP leader regrets talk to white supremacists; party leaders rally around him
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
6:08PM ( 4 months ago )
Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
6:03PM ( 4 months ago )
Politics
Police have identified a man shot near the Underground
Police have identified a man shot near the Underground Atlanta shopping and entertainment complex in the city's downtown area. Authorities say the suspected gunman ran to Underground Atlanta after firing shots at another man near Peachtree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Police later identified the victim as at 24-year-old Khiry Clemons.
2:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
Survey says Suwanee residents happier with their city than most
The results of the National Citizen Survey suggest that residents of Suwanee are happier with their city overall than most others across the country.
9:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
Grand jury recommends charging Georgia officer in shooting
A grand jury has recommended criminal charges be considered against an Avondale Estates police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old man, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said.
By Associated Press
8:12AM ( 7 hours ago )
Dust explosion damages Gainesville business
A dust fire was reported at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday evening at Pilgrim's Pride just off Bradford Street in Gainesville.
By Staff
7:00AM ( 8 hours ago )
Car crashes into Suwanee apartment complex
Residents from five units of a Suwanee apartment complex are being moved temporarily after a car crashed into their building.
9:17PM ( 18 hours ago )