But Magistrates voted unanimously at the Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting Monday evening to form a committee that would have the authority to act on the county’s behalf if a settlement is reached between the county and Timbervest/River Oak – which bought property off of Ky. 164 in southern Trigg County and then blocked access years ago to several roads, claiming they are privately owned – before the trial.
After a one-hour executive session on the matter, Magistrate Jon Goodwin, who made the motion, said the settlement would have to be acceptable to the county. Magistrate Rick Nelson seconded the motion.
The committee will consist of Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, Trigg County Road Department Supervisor Tommy Hanberry, and Magistrate Larry Lawrence, who chairs the County’s Transportation Committee. The county and several Linton residents are named in the suit that was filed by Timbervest/River Oak in 2009.
“The trial will determine if (River Oak) can close the roads off or if the roads have to remain open,” said Alexander. “We’re authorized to help Randy come to a decision, if he needs to make a decision on a settlement.”
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