Workers load debris from the former River City Lanes into trucks for disposal. Attorneys for the city of Iron River and property owner John Hohensee appeared in court Dec. 5 to determine who is responsible for the cleanup.
IRON RIVER—Legal action between the owner of the former River City Lanes and the city of Iron River is on hold as the cleanup continues.
Attorneys met in Iron County court Dec. 5 for a pretrial conference before Judge Richard Celello.
“We’re waiting to see how the cleanup goes,” Iron River attorney Mark Tousignant said Thursday. “Then we’ll see if the city is satisfied and is willing to drop their lawsuit.”
Workers have spent the past two weeks clearing rubble from the May 20, 2011, fire that left the bowling alley in ruins. The city has ticketed owner John Hohensee for alleged violations of the city’s blight ordinance and filed suit seeking a court order to force cleanup.
Tousignant said another hearing will take place Feb. 6, 2013.