His company was closed by the township for several weeks in 2007 over a zoning issue and excluded from the 2008 list, Sweeney said. A-Jacks was included on the 2009 list. The township admitted no guilt in its settlement.
A-Jacks and A.A. Auto Salvage were the only two companies on the list last year. Seven companies were approved for the current list.
Sweeney contends township officials have not fairly applied requirements to other companies. Township code dictates that facilities be current on property taxes and obtain "all local, county, and state approvals," among other standards.
This month's lawsuit argues that the five companies added this year failed to meet some criteria - such as applying emissions stickers on certain vehicles and possessing necessary permits.
"That takes away revenue from compliant companies," Sweeney said.
Mayor Michael Gabbianelli referred a request for comment to the township solicitor, Charles Fiore, whose office did not return a request for comment.
Owners of some of the companies referenced in the lawsuit, who were not listed as defendants, denied the claims.
Dominic Burgese, owner of B&B Auto Repair, said his truck did not need an emissions sticker because it is under 18,000 pounds, contrary to the filing's assertion.
"He needs to do some more research," Burgese said.
Cecil Collision owner Thomas Atack said the address listed for his business in the complaint referred to the personal, temporary storage space beside his company's headquarters.
Atack said Simmermon's case was "just a matter of money."
"He wants all the towing basically for himself," Atack said. "It's a shame. We're all just small businessmen."
Representatives for two other companies declined comment; a third did not respond to a request.