Settlement Reached to Allow PATH Project to Resume in DeKalb County

A settlement was reached in the legal fight between the PATH Foundation, DeKalb County, and neighbors that will allow construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path near Decatur to resume.

The settlement between DeKalb and a group of neighbors calling themselves the Three Forks Heritage Alliance calls on the county to pay $45,000 in plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees and to spend $50,000 re-planting hardwood trees to screen the plaintiffs’ homes from the path and a related construction access.

The settlement also requires the county to take erosion-control steps from regrading to planting new ground cover.

And it prohibits Ed McBrayer and his PATH Foundation from working on the current phase of the project. A different contractor is finishing the elevated boardwalk and bridges that snake through wooded hills linking Medlock and Mason Mill parks.

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