Sawpit Trail update

09%2027%2007004.jpg I wrote about Sawpit Trail here a while back and it’s time for an update. Short of it is that the property owner refused to discuss allowing the community access to the Sawpit Trails. The city of Monrovia was left with no choice but to litigate the matter. The announcement was in these weeks Monrovia City Manager Report.
Details of the CM’s report after the jump:

Sawpit Wash Trail Update
This week, the City Attorney’s office filed a Quiet Title Action in Superior Court regarding the public’suse of the Sawpit Wash Trail. Over the last few months, the owner of the underlying property that the trails run across rejected the City’s offers and incentives to resolve this matter amicably. At the same time, the City Attorney compiled declarations and testimonials from members of the public who have used the trail for many, many years. We are hoping to have this matter resolved sooner than later with a solid ruling in the community’s favor.”

As this winds its way through the court system I will keep you updated.

Pic by me with my new che-ez. Get’s bigger, quality is different than the last version, still doesn’t get better with inflation.

4 Replies to “Sawpit Trail update”

  1. Keep up hope. If you’ve got proof that you’ve used the trail for 5 years or more continously, that creates an Evesment by Prescription. They can’t take that away unless you don’t use it for 5 yrs.

  2. Thanks, my understanding is that it dates back nearly 25 years. It’s been pretty constant use too and until this summer nary a complaint so it should succeed. The sad part is that we had to go that far to just keep what has been in the public domain so long.

  3. I understand that people have been using this access road as a dog park,horse trail and motorcycle park 24 hrs a day years before I moved in . I have asked the city for 4 years to help on the constant noise that this acess road has created for the Servant Estate.A chain link fence is all the help that was offered.The gate that was installed was to stop the 24hr access,Never was the road closed off during the day! I also was unaware of the access road that was used by so many people pryor to me buying my home. Signs at all points of entrance state, NO trespassing $500.00 dollar fine.(See large white sign in picture above)and no legal docs showing the use by public…All we want is to not live in middle of a 24 hr dog park.

  4. I understand that people have been using this access road as a dog park,horse trail and motorcycle park 24 hrs a day years before I moved in . I have asked the city for 4 years to help on the constant noise that this acess road has created for the Servant Estate.A chain link fence is all the help that was offered.The gate that was installed was to stop the 24hr access,Never was the road closed off during the day! I also was unaware of the access road that was used by so many people pryor to me buying my home. Signs at all points of entrance state, NO trespassing $500.00 dollar fine.(See large white sign in picture above)and no legal docs showing the use by public…All we want is to not live in middle of a 24 hr dog park.

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