Attorney Alleges Councilwoman Is Harassing Arnold Business
A lawyer representing We Buy Gold told the Arnold City Council that Doris Borgelt's behavior has been "unacceptable."
Bob Plunkert, an attorney representing Definitions Holding - also known as We Buy Gold, has accused Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt of harassment.
He told council members at a recent meeting that his client has complied with all business codes and permits. The business is located at 940 Jeffco Blvd.
"She has called him a criminal," Plunkert said. "She has gone out of her way to approach him at his property at all times of day. She is harassing the owner of Definitions Holding."
Plunkert added that Borgelt does not have permission to come onto the company's property and is therefore trespassing. He said he wanted to raise this to the attention of the council and let it know that Borgelt's behavior was unacceptable.
He said he is seeking a civil resolution in the matter.
Borgelt, who is running for the city's mayoral seat in the April 2013 election, denied the accusation and said that she had only visited the business once. She said she may have been seen visiting a nearby cleaner.
Ward 2 Councilman Bill Moritz said that he knew that Borgelt had visited the business, and that the company was operating in an old house. He said it was grandfathered out of certain building codes, like compliance with the American Disabilities Act.
Moritz asked Community Development Director Mary Holden if the business was in compliance with building codes. She confirmed that it was.
Mayor Ron Counts said this behavior was not acceptable, and he hoped to get it resolved.