Posted Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:13 AM | Contributed by supermandl34
Owners of property near the CornBall Express Roller Coaster at Indiana Beach claim the ride is depriving them of the enjoyment of their summer cottage, and have filed a suit seeking more than $1 million.
While I can understand the family's side of the story they do have to realize that businesses are there to expand. Despite its limited space of land, Indiana Beach will continue to grow. I can relate to the noise problem since (If I think I'm right) Conrail/CSX decided to add a second set of railroad tracks in my backyard three years ago.
I disagree with the action that the family is taking, as much as members of my community would like to sue the pants off of Conrail/CSX for putting in another set of tracks, the point of any business here is to grow.
IF anyone thinks Indiana Beach is a detriment to tiny little Monticello, Indiana, then they haven't ever been to the park once. You won't find a more scenic sight anywhere else in Indiana, or just about anywhere else in the Midwest, and although I love it, this includes Holiday World.
These sisters are trying to destroy the only saving grace to that part of Indiana, I don't care WHAT their lawyer says.
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Oh please! Why can't these two old geezers leave IB alone? I have heard of greedy people, but these two are insane. I hope IB comes out of this unscaved. It amazes me what people will do for money. Someone should sue them just for being ignorant.
This is such a joke. Why are they just complaining now? It is an amusement park for crying out loud. Would they rather have retail say a Wal-Mart open year round? I don't get it. It is not like IB runs the coaster early in the morning or into the middle of the night either.
Are they going to sue the city for the noise from the nearby road too?
I wouldn't jump on these people for bringing a lawsuit. As much as I like coasters, I can understand the NIMBYism since I wouldn’t want one right next to where I live. I’ve never been to Indiana Beach and don’t know the area but if in fact the cornball express runs close to there house and creates a lot of noise they may have a case. This isn’t a case where the people moved in after the coaster was built. Their biggest worry is that if they try to sell their property now they will get less money than it was originally worth (pre-coaster) due to the noise.
You can forget about the million dollars though. Never put any stock in the amount alleged in a demand. That number was made up for a lawyer (at a high end) for press purposes and such. Any amount they would be entitled to would be an amount less than the value of their house. My guess- there will be some settlement amount reached by the parties in private. The worst that could happen is that IB has to put on those ridiculous sound guards ala Ghostrider.
They were aware when they moved in that there was an amusement park close to them. I wouldn't move in next to a land fill or sewage treatment plant and then sue them because some days the smell carries over to my property. You have to think about things like that before you move in somewhere, and if you don't like it, sell and go somewhere better.
I don't find it ridiculous that they want to sue for decreased property values. I find it ridiculous that the amount of noise has significantly changed with the addition of the ride and that they think they have a case against a park that was there long before they were.
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I have a question. I don't know much about property value, but wouldn't property around something famous and well known (see: amusement park) have higher property value? Could someone please explain this? Thanks!
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