Baymeadows motel warrants ‘public nuisance’ label

City lawyers are inquiring a decide to declare a Jacksonville motel a general public nuisance,…

City lawyers are inquiring a decide to declare a Jacksonville motel a general public nuisance, saying crimes noted at the enterprise off Baymeadows Highway pose an ongoing danger that must end.

“The defendant’s steps of making it possible for prison activity to manifest on the house is a direct threat to the basic safety, health and welfare of the community,” claimed a lawsuit by the metropolis targeting the owners of America’s Best Inn at 8220 Dix Ellis Path.

The city wishes Circuit Choose Bruce Anderson to challenge an injunction barring the hotel’s proprietors and staff from allowing or failing to report crimes including drug use, prostitution, assault, theft and theft.

That buy could make the motel’s operators individually liable if crimes proceed.

Jacksonville police wrote 108 experiences about phone calls for services at the 110-room motel involving February 2020 and mid-January, stated the accommodate submitted in early June from Delaware-centered Baymeadows Lodge 18 LLC.