DEEDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A dispute between trail advocates and property owners has led to a lawsuit over brush-clearing near Deedsville.
The Friends of the Nickel Plate Trail filed the lawsuit last week against a local farmer told who says he cut down trees and brush on the 1,500-foot long stretch under the belief the wooded area was part of his uncle's farm property.
Property owner Jerry Piotter tells the Kokomo Tribune that trails volunteers have not fixed damage they caused to his field drainage and to a crossing he uses to access his fields.
Trails advocate Charlie Skoog says the dispute over who owns the right of way dates to the passage of the federal "railbanking" law. He says many property owners don't think the law is legitimate.
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