The Leith City Council in North Dakota approved a moratorium on any new construction in their town in order to prevent a group of white supremacists from creating an Aryan community, The Houston Chronicle reported.
The council made their move on Sunday after Craig Cobb, 61, purchased 12 plots of land in Leith with the hopes of transforming the area into a neo-Nazi enclave.
He currently lives with two other male white supremacists and two children in a house with no water or sewer service and limited to space heaters for heat.
In addition, the council is working on passing an ordinance that will require that Cobb install water and sewer services in his home. A second ordinance would limit tents and campers from setting up on a city lot for more than 10 days.
"Until this is resolved, we're not going to let our guard down," Councilman Lee Cook said. "This is just the beginning."
Cobb has openly condemned the council's efforts to rid his plans from being established, calling the ordinances "patently unfair" and the residents as "evil and nasty."
"Why now?" he asked. "Is it a wonderful coincidence that the moment I show up these (measures) are necessary?"
"They're working a flimflam of terror on me," Cobb added. "This is America, and they targeted the wrong man."
Cobb is a well-known white supremacist and part of the American Freedom Party, which is labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Jamie Kelso, 65, is believed to lead the American Freedom Party though he refuses to refer to himself as a white supremacist.
"I'm a red-blooded American," Kelso claimed.
"We want to preserve our country as a people, not as a place or location," he said. "We have to preserve our family, which means we don't turn over our real estate to Africa, we don't give our jobs to people from Mexico and don't give trade secrets and skills to greedy capitalists in China."
A legal defense fund was formed following the announcement of Cobb's plan in addition to protests from local residents.
"We cannot accept this racist hatred they are bringing here. Leith is in a crisis and is crying out for help," said Bismarck resident Jeremy Kelly.