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Ferrisburgh will seek to settle tree-cutting case

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Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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THE VORSTVELD FARM removed trees and shrubs along Arnold Bay Road in Ferrisburgh and workers are now cleaning up stumps, rocks and debris there. Ferrisburgh officials and neighbors are upset that the farmers removed tress and saplings from the town right of way without first seeking permission, as required by state law. The town attorney is trying to settle the issue. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy.

FERRISBURGH — After a June 20 closed-door meeting with the Ferrisburgh selectboard, town attorney Jim Carroll told about 20 residents that he would be working to reach a settlement with the Vorsteveld Farm for cutting down about 1,900 trees and shrubs in the town right of way this spring along a three-quarter-mile stretch of Arnold Bay Road.

But Carroll added that a court case remains possible based on the statute that requires landowners to obtain permission before cutting trees in town rights of way.

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