Enough voters had signed petitions for a recall election on two members of the Alvo Village Board. But the board voted 5-0 against calling the election, which the lawsuit says is not an option.
The business has yet to comply with an agreement to provide fire lanes between tire piles and exterior fences.
The protracted inability of the state to fix such situations means that Nebraska taxpayers wind up subsidizing bad business practices.
Alvo, a tiny Cass County village with a cluster of homes and an abandoned main street, sits next to a mountain of scrap tires — 20 to 30 feet high and spanning an area larger than a football field.