Afternoon everybody. I have a quick question regarding the enforcement of Protective Covenants at an industrial park.
The park is now county-owned, but my office (a CIC) developed both the park and the Protective Covenants, with the covenants being approved by the county commissioners several years ago. The question has arisen: who is now responsible for enforcing protective covenants and what can/should be done to enforce them?
The county and my office are working together to address the issue(s) at the park, but in the meantime, I just want to hear some of your thoughts and past experiences. I am sure that the county will come out with a legal option, but I am just curious until that happens.
We do not have countywide zoning and the park is located in a township (not a municipality). To the best of my knowledge, I am guessing that the county will eventually have to involve the sheriff's department and issue a citation (?). Is there a *nice* way to get a company to comply without 1) taking them to court, and 2) forcing them out of business? Does a CIC have any role in this matter?
Thank you all for your anticipated opinions I've searched and searched and have found nothing useful in regard to this situation, so any links, etc. would be helpful too.