City Hall’s effort to obtain an injunction against a Bed & Breakfast operator for an alleged zoning violation is scheduled to be taken up Friday morning.
However, after a previous judge set the case for trial on Tuesday, Feb. 20, a new jurist is expected to reschedule the lawsuit against the Captain Wohlt Inn and its operators when he takes up the case for the first time in Division 1 of the 20th Circuit Court in Gasconade County.
Judge Craig Hellmann will be handling this case for the first time on Friday. Hellmann was named to succeed former Presiding Judge Gael Wood, who reached the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 late last year.
Wood was handling the case after Division 2 Circuit Judge Ike Lamke granted a motion by the B&B attorney for a change of judges.
City Hall is claiming outdoor activities at Captain Wohlt Inn is disruptive to the neighborhood, which is zoned for residential dwellings. A B&B operation is a permissible use of property within an R-2 zone.
The Division 1 Law Day session in the Gasconade County Courthouse will convene at 9 a.m. Friday.