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October 5, 2012

Suwannee Landing lawsuit to go to trial

Tentatively set for March 2013

Live Oak — A lawsuit filed by TSS Development, LCC against Suwannee County has been ongoing since 2010 and is expected to conclude in the spring of 2013.

In February 2007, construction began at Suwannee Landing, an upscale airpark located west of Live Oak, which is owned by TSS, that would include an exercise facility, swimming pool, community room and nature trails. At least 114 of the 250 plus homes that would be built would have had hangars to accommodate plane owners. Pilots would have easy access so they could taxi onto the airport runway just west of the airpark.

The county first agreed with this project in the first stages of its development, but later refused to back TSS after being informed that the Federal Aviation Administration ruled that allowing use of the county airport for such use was “in conflict with (FAA statutes).” Although the FAA would not stop the county from allowing Suwannee Landing residents to use the runway, it would, however, withhold federal airport funds from the county should it proceed with its current agreement with TSS.

When the county removed their seal of approval, it put the project at a standstill and later evolved into a lawsuit between the county and Suwannee Landing. This lawsuit that began in the fall of 2010 is “still ongoing,” according to the county’s attorney, Hal Airth.

This case will be tried before a jury with pre-trial being held Feb. 21 and the trial tentatively set for March 25-28, 2013.

At a county commissioners meeting on Oct. 2, the board approved payment of $22,740.92 to Davis, Schnitker, Reeves and Browning PA, a firm in neighboring Madison County, for representation regarding this case.

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