Two Rivers Bridge dispute continues | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 25, 2011

Two Rivers Bridge dispute continues

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Real estate investors who say they have title to land on Sullivan's Island on which Pulaski County has built part of the Two Rivers Bridge crossing Little Maumelle River have written County Judge Buddy Villines and Mayor Mark Stodola to reassert their claim and to urge negotiations on settling the issue.

In a letter to the mayor, Stephen Whitwell, one of the owners of the partnership that has a deed to the property, says that abstract records and other public documents demonstrate the partnership's ownership of the property and the city's failure to notify previous property owners when the land was condemned for a city park in 1976.

In a letter to the judge, Whitwell raises the possibility of loss of federal money normally given to the county if it turns out the county doesn't own the property as had been guaranteed when the county won $5 million in federal money for the bridge.

The city and county have been firm in claiming ownership of the land. They may get a chance to test that confidence in court against some documentary evidence to the contrary.

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