Lawyers for the village of Brookfield filed their response last month to the lawsuit filed by Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 seeking to overturn the village’s rejection of the high school’s request for zoning variances and a special use permit to build a new parking lot.

In Cook County Circuit Court on July 20, the village’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the high school’s suit failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted.

The motion argued that the village board was acting within its legislative capacity when it voted 5 to 1 in April not to grant the variances and special use permit. 

The village’s lawyer, Richard Ramello, of the law firm of Storino, Ramello and Durkin, said that arguments on the village’s motion to dismiss will probably take place in September.