Sequim: Lawsuit against city targets disputed West Sequim Bay Road property

SEQUIM — The city is facing a land-use lawsuit over residential properties on West Sequim Bay Road included in a 2003 annexation.

And its foe is no stranger to city officials.

Seattle attorney Gerald Steel, who represented citizens group Sequim First in two recent land-use appeals over large shopping centers, filed a lawsuit in Clallam County Superior Court on behalf of several West Sequim Bay residents against property owners Perry and Carol Bolster and the city of Sequim.

The Bolsters co-own Americus Realty in Sequim.

The suit seeks an injunction under the state Land Use Petition Act — the same state law under which Sequim First fought the city’s permitting for a Wal-Mart store and a regional shopping center on the city’s west side.

The injunction would halt Perry Bolster’s plans to build a 1,400-square-foot single-family home on a lot just north of John Wayne Marina.

Petitioners Dave and Pat Heeres, Richard and Claudine Sill and Al and Jean Slaight are asking a Superior Court judge to declare invalid a series of boundary-line adjustments and annexation measures approved by both Clallam County and the city.

The Slaights live in a home directly adjacent to the lot on which Bolster wants to build.

The Sills and Heereses live on the south side of West Sequim Bay Road.

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