The saga continues over the construction of a big box store assumed to be Walmart at 2 Victoria Drive, and this time the controversy has led to legal action. The town of Trumbull has filed a lawsuit against the town of Monroe over the Monroe Planning and Zoning Commission\u2019s recent approval of the retailer\u2019s Special Exception Permit application. Zoning Chairman Pat O\u2019Hara broke the news to fellow commissioners at the body\u2019s regular meeting Thursday night. The matter, he said, has been turned over to the town\u2019s Legal Department. Accordingly, as it is a pending legal matter, commissioners are not permitted to discuss or publicly comment on the issue, he said. The lawsuit comes as no to surprise, however, to those who have followed the application process. At the commission\u2019s Jan. 23 meeting, during which the big box store permit application was approved, O\u2019Hara reprehended Trumbull for its objections to the retailer. He called attention to a fall meeting of the commission, during which Trumbull Director of Planning and Development Jamie Bratt insisted the store would cause too much of a traffic burden for Trumbull on Route 25. In response, O\u2019Hara argued that \u201cTrumbull is forever building on our border,\u201d and adds more traffic to the area than Monroe businesses do. \u201cI\u2019m not impressed with our friends in Trumbull and I\u2019d like to think in the future they\u2019d be better neighbors,\u201d O\u2019Hara said at the Jan. 23 meeting. A few days later, First Selectman of Trumbull Timothy Herbst turned the tables, calling out Monroe for causing the traffic problems on Route 25. \u201cMuch of the traffic problems on 25 have been a direct result of poor planning by the Town of Monroe the last 40 years,\u201d Herbst told\u00a0 the Trumbull Times. Herbst also announced that he was considering taking legal action in an effort to prevent the maybe-Walmart from building at the proposed site. \u201cWe continue to have\u2026\u00a0 concerns and I will be coordinating with town attorneys to see what our options are as far as protecting the best interests of our town,\u201d he said. We will provide more details about the pending legal matter as they become available.