Doctor attempting to open rehab facility sues Exeter Township

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A doctor who’s attempting to open a local drug rehab center filed a suit against Exeter Township this week, arguing the township is forestalling a zoning permit he believes he’s entitled to.

Dr. Robert Dompkosky filed the suit in county court this week through his attorney, Bruce J. Phillips.

Domprosky is seeking to open the inpatient facility at the former Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School on Sutton Creek Road.

He applied for a zoning application previously, but had his application denied on Feb. 7. Domprosky filed an appeal, for which a hearing was supposed to have been held within 60 days, Phillips writes.

However, that hearing was repeatedly postponed, the filing suggests, with a June 25 public meeting regarding the facility having been cancelled by the township.

As such, Phillips says Dompkosky has “no adequate remedy at law.” He is asking for a county judge to enter an order in his favor, directing the township to grant a zoning permit.

The township zoning board solicitor Thomas Killino previously said Dompkosky and his legal team had made numerous attempts to “create a legal fiction” in an attempt to get approval for the project.

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By Patrick Kernan

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Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

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