Perlaky Says City Police Back Guarding Old Aetna Mountain Road

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jeff Perlaky, longtime foe of developers who are taking aim on Aetna Mountain, told the City Council on Tuesday night that city police officers in city patrol cars are back guarding the old road up the mountain.

Mr. Perlaky said former Police Chief Bobby Dodd had directed that the officers no longer take part in the guard duties for the Black Creek developers.

However, he said he was planning to drive up the mountain on Feb. 23 when he was stopped by an officer in a city car. The officer told him he felt it might be a suspicious vehicle since it had Alabama tags. Mr. Perlaky said he also owns land in Alabama in addition to 500 acres with his brother on the top of Aetna Mountain.

He said he was stopped by another city police officer in a city patrol car on Friday when he again tried to drive up the mountain. He said the officer told him there had been a number of break-ins to homes at Black Creek (formerly Cummings Cove).

Mr. Perlaky said he found that odd since the officer was positioned on the road some distance from any houses.

Mr. Perlaky said he has a court order from 2010 allowing access to his property at the top of the mountain.

Developers at the site said they have had a host of problems with four wheelers damaging their property.

City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem advised him to talk to Interim Police Chief Stanley Maffett.


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