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Re: RC: Prescriptive Rights: Court case in VT.
There are a lot of similar issues in Crested Butte, CO. You guys should
check out the Chronicle (newspaper). People in Crested Butte have really
done some incredible things with land preseravation and trail preservation.
I'll look up the website, after I sleep.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RC: RC: Prescriptive Rights: Court case in VT.
> Date: Thursday, March 23, 2000 8:10 AM
> Barb Peck firstname.lastname@example.org
> Barb Peck
> There is a court case pending right now, in my town, pitting neighbor
> against neighbor, which resulted in a criminal tresspass
> The issue for the court to decide is:
> Does a private land-owner have the right to close a town's
> "public" trail which runs through the landowner's property.
> This is a long un-used town road, which was designated
> as a town trail. People from out of town have purchased
> this large tract of land & want access to anyone denied.
> The new owners have expensive lawyers that are now challenging
> the town to produce, not only old town maps, but survey
> certifications that prove this was indeed a *town* road at one
> point. Well, every town in Vermont would be hard-pressed
> to produce something more than old maps on roads that were
> built 150 years ago.
> This case is going to be precedent setting.
> The criminal tresspass suit is slated to follow the
> Town's law suit, so the courts ruling for/against the
> town will affect the tresspass suit.
> We'll see what happens.
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