MOUNT VERNON — Brian Farmer, the plaintiff in an ongoing lawsuit against the East Knox Board of Education, filed a memorandum on July 24 countering the school board’s motion to dismiss the case.
Farmer’s filing states the denial of the civil case does not affect his current petition, because a “civil complaint seeks monetary damages and a petition for mandamus seeks to compel or prohibit actions by government agents.”
He continues to assert the board was obligated to accept his $1 bid for the Bladensburg property, since it was willing to sell to a different buyer (The Bladensburg Community Heritage Foundation) for the same price. The sales agreement with the foundation, Farmer continues, was based on fraud and deception and should be voided by the court.
Farmer additionally continues to claim the board has no legal right to put restrictions on the use of the property, specifically prohibiting its use for educational purposes.
An oral hearing on the board’s motion to dismiss the case has been scheduled for 2 p.m., Aug. 7.