Owners of proposed Monument methadone clinic sue town

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.



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MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — A drug treatment center is suing the town of Monument for revoking approval of its business license and imposing a moratorium on companies providing drugs or drug dependency treatment.

Attorneys for Metro Treatment of Colorado and Colonial Management Group filed the lawsuit Friday in El Paso County District Court.

Monument's Board of Adjustment ruled that the treatment center could not have a business license after strong public opposition to locating a methadone clinic across the street from a park.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://tinyurl.com/pbftfrn) the lawsuit says the town's zoning laws allow for clinics and that the Monument Treatment Center fits the standard dictionary definition of a clinic.

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