In a statement released Wednesday morning, Fruit Heights city manager Brandon Green said the suit "is seeking to require and permit the opening of Center Street and Country Road as a through connection between the neighboring cities."
Kaysville City manager John Thacker would not comment on the suit, other than to say the city has 20 days to respond, and that they will respond within that time frame. He would not say what that response would be.
While Green himself would not go into detail about the suit, on advice of legal counsel, he did say that the city was "forced to file" it based on Kaysville's refusal to honor its prior commitments to open the road and recent discussions and possible action by the Kaysville City Council to vacate the roadway.
Green said, "Fruit Heights believes the proposed street vacation is not in the public interest and is damaging to the health, safety and convenience of the residents of both communities."