Road Officially Abandoned By Malone

It’s now official… The town of Malone has abandoned part of Limekiln Road, a part that the town hasn’t maintained for decades. Now, the way is cleared for property owner Tom Sherwin to remove a beaver dam that has left a portion of the road flooded and virtually impassable. Ed Histed reports…

((Following a public hearing that was held on Wednesday and in which no opposition was presented, the town board voted to abandon the road. Along that part of the road are several undeveloped properties and some camps, but no year-round homes. Sherwin was happy with the decision… he needed approval from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to remove a beaver dam on his property that was causing flooding. The problem came in when Malone said that he would need to get liability insurance before doing it though. Now, Sherwin is free to move forward with his plans, without the added cost of the insurance. As for maintenance of the road going forward… well that will now fall into the hands of the landowners along the road.))