City close to settling Chenango Lake lawsuit

NORWICH Since 2002, the City of Norwich has been involved in litigation concerning its interest in Chenango Lake, but according to lawyers from Hancock and Estabrook, all of that may be coming to an end.

The litigation, originally filed between two Chenango Lake property owners, eventually drew in every lake property owner, including the City of Norwich, which uses the lake for its primary water supply. The properties, which were intended to be used for seasonal (summer) use only, were being converted by some individuals to year-round residences, and the city was worried about the effect the numerous septic systems would have on the water.

Last week, lawyers from Hancock and Estabrook attended a meeting of the Common Council to update the council on the status of the litigation.

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