October 27, 2011
Sandy Lewis, center, has filed a complaint in court against the town of Essex over the assessed value of two of the six parcels that make up the Lewis Family Farm there.
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The property dispute between Salim “Sandy” Lewis and the Town of Essex is getting closer to either a settlement or a court date.
The fight between the Town of Essex and the Lewis Family Farm is still playing out between lawyers, but will have a day in front of a county Board of Assessment Review.
Lewis, who famously defeated the Adirondack Park Agency over a challenge to houses on his property in 2009, now has his sights set on the town of Essex.
The town of Essex has set $80,000 aside for a potential legal fight with the owner of the Lewis Family Farm.
Essex Farmer Sandy Lewis addressed a group of Adirondack Park Agency commissioners and Sen. Betty Little Oct. 24, and told the group the Adirondacks needs a centralized slaughterhouse for farms such as his to succeed.