ELK, HOMEOWNERS SPAR OVER LAND USE

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10/22/2012

SAM Magazine—Union Dale, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012—Elk Mountain and its neighboring resort community, the Village of Four Seasons, have been squabbling over property issues. The latest tiff: the Village has lodged a lawsuit against the ski resort, charging that the resort wrongly claimed and transferred a section of the village's property to Elk.

The Village alleges that Elk claimed ownership of a parcel and then built a gravity sewer line through it, rather than opt for a more costly route. The Village wants ownership of the land resolved in its favor and the sewer line removed.

Elk and the Village have been at odds before. A year ago, the Village sued Elk over water rights to the pond in the village, which is connected to a snowmaking pond on the resort property. The village also sued Elk to keep a gate between the two properties open, so that Village residents could walk to the slopes rather than take a shuttle or walk a longer route. The gate itself has been the subject of sporadic attempts at resolution since 1988; the latest negotiations failed in 2010.

Elk officials did not return our call regarding the latest lawsuit.


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