On March 10, the summons was served to a Boyle County attorney representing Billy Blankenship, of 125 River Crest Road, Danville, and Barbara Blankenship. According to the summons, the Blankenships had been in non-compliance since Dec. 15.
Attorney Matthew Walters, of Helton, Erwin & Associates, was served with papers for both Blankenships on misdemeanor charges of failure to obtain an on-site sewage disposal permit. He could not be immediately reached for comment, and the Blankenships were out of town, said one associate at the law office.
No records of Housing Plus
The offices of Housing Plus could not be located for comment. There is no record of a business called Housing Plus at Boyle County Tax Administration office, and there is no current business license for Housing Plus registered with the city of Danville, officials at those agencies said today.
Waiting for the Blankenships to be served has been a test in patience, residents of River Crest subdivision told health officials last week.
A group of residents gathered at the board of health meeting March 18 to complain about the department's lack of action in the long-standing sewage problem. They were not aware an attorney had been served on Blankenship's behalf.
At that time, the board chairman said the department was doing all he understood it could, including filing a non-compliance complaint with the county attorney's office and waiting for the summons to be served.
"I don't know what we can do legally beyond what we did at this point," said Chairman Rod Bates at the meeting.
There was some question as to where Blankenship resided, and to which county sheriff's department the summons should be sent, a state health representative explained.
Billy and Barbara Blankenship are now scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Monday in Lincoln County District Court.