After a long and drawn out battle with the City of Ely and the Railroad Board of Trustees, the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation’s Management Board have decided that enough is enough is enough and it is time to break new ground with a new city council.
As reported on the front page of the last issue of The Ely Times, both the city council and railroad management board came to agreeable terms to drop the lawsuit that had led to a preliminary injunction ruling of multiple open meeting law violations against the City Council. After convening with the rest of their board members, the Management Board issued a statement via their attorney Scott Husbands on Tuesday evening. The statement reads as follows:
“The Railroad Management Board’s decision to file a lawsuit was not one that was taken lightly. It was the product of deliberative discussions that resulted in the conclusion that the Railroad Management Board had no options or alternatives left to protect itself from the City of Ely and the Board of Trustees. The lawsuit has been an unfortunate distraction from the Railroad’s business operations. The Railroad Management Board is pleased that the issues in the lawsuit have been resolved by all parties involved. The Railroad Management Board looks forward to working productively with the City of Ely for the betterment of the Foundation and preserving the viability of the Nevada Northern Railway as a historical treasure.”
Both boards have put the dismissal of the lawsuit on their next meeting’ agenda. The suit won’t officially be dismissed until those agenda items are approved by both boards.