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Brasher officials abandon town road involved in neighborhood dispute

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BRASHER FALLS — A road that has been the scene of what Brasher officials say is a dispute between two neighbors — and one town officials have been unable to resolve for the past year and a half — has been abandoned by the town.

That means the town no longer will be involved in the dispute between the neighbors on Eamon Road, according to Supervisor M. James Dawson, who said it also relieves the town of any possible future litigation by the residents.

“For the past year and a half or so I’ve been in the middle of a dispute between two people regarding a gate going across the road,” Mr. Dawson told board members at a special meeting last week. He said he had tried to reconcile the disagreements, but had been unsuccessful.

Mr. Dawson said one neighbor had installed a gate across the gravel road, preventing the second neighbor from accessing the forest on a four-wheeler.

The town supervisor said the neighbor who placed the gate had indicated the road already is considered abandoned because the town has not done anything with it over the past six years and there hasn’t been enough vehicle traffic to qualify it as a road.

Mr. Dawson said that according to town attorney to Roger Linden, the road would have to be traveled by six vehicles a day, which it has not been “in excess of six years.”

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