Iowa football coach being sued by his neighbors

Long-running dispute over landscaping and trees.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 12:34 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is facing a challenge from an unlikely opponent: his next-door neighbors.

Scroll for more content...

Trial is scheduled Feb. 6 in a lawsuit that pits the nation's longest-tenured college football coach and his wife against the three other families who live along a private road outside Iowa City.

A judge is expected to decide whether the Ferentzes breached a 2001 agreement and trespassed by planting trees and installing landscaping items along Saddle Club Road.

The fight over those encroachments is part of a long-running dispute.

A judge ruled in September that the Ferentzes aren't required to a homeowners' association that neighbors formed in 2015 to split the costs of road maintenance. The ruling means the Ferentzes don't have to pay $9,400 they were assessed for a repair project.

Related Content

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Austin
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Charles City
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 64°
Rochester
Few Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 81°
The heat and humidity will be back heading into the holiday weekend.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye In The Sky

Community Events