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County, developer at odds over Ice Age Trail land deal (10:01 a.m. 7/20/09)

Paul Snyder
paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com

Dane County is in a stare down with a Cross Plains developer over 137 acres that could be used for the Ice Age Trail.

The county has until July 31 to reach an agreement with Carter Hudson LLC for the land, which county leaders and environmental groups have sought for several years to help expand the statewide hiking and biking trail.

However, the Dane County Board of Supervisors hurt the chances for a deal when instead of voting to buy the land, it referred the deal back to the county’s Personnel & Finance Committee for a review of the developer’s roughly $23,000-per-acre asking price.

Buck Sweeney, a partner at the Madison office of Axley Brynelson LLP and attorney for Carter Hudson owner Janice Faga, said if an agreement is not reached by July 31, Faga will either develop the land or sell it to another developer.

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