TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - The Area Board of Zoning Appeals of Tippecanoe County (BZA) is going back to court to shut down a controversial dog breeding business.
The BZA filed suit Wednesday asking a judge to shut down the Clarks Hill operation run by Thurman “Randy” Sanders.
Two weeks ago, the county's building inspector was told 28 dogs were still on the property which is a violation of the zoning ordinance.
Earlier this spring, the BZA ruled Sanders had been operating illegally since 1981 when a new barn was built.
In Wednesday's filing, the BZA is also asking the judge to fine Sanders between $100 and $1,500 per day that the kennel has been out of compliance since last September, for a total of 371 days. Depending on how the judge rules, it means Sanders faces fines anywhere from $37,100 to $556,500.
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