PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — The Southeast Polk school board is moving forward with a lawsuit to stop Pleasant Hill from approving development of a warehouse near the school.
The Des Moines Register reports the school board voted four to two Thursday night to continue the district’s involvement in opposing the 71-acre project.
In April, board members voted to join a lawsuit filed by a group of residents trying stop Pleasant Hill from moving forward with the project.
A Polk County district judge ruled in August that Pleasant Hill acted legally in changing its urban renewal area.
The district has accrued about $30,000 in legal fees related to the case. Pleasant Hill has spent nearly $150,000 on legal expenses related to lawsuits brought by the group Concerned Citizens of Southeast Polk School District.