Rudman Winchell attorney Erik Stumpfel advises Piscataquis County Commission on controversial road gate
Rudman Winchell attorney Erik Stumpfel recently provided legal advice to the Piscataquis County Commission on the legal status of Little Wilson Road in Elliotsville township, including a controversial gate erected across the road last fall by environmental activist Roxanne Quimby.
Based on records researched by Piscataquis County Administrator Marilyn Tourtelotte and attorney Stumpfel’s legal advice, the County Commissioners determined that Little Wilson Road had not been discontinued or abandoned as a public way, and therefore the gate erected by Ms. Quimby was illegal.
The County Commissioners’ decision preserves public motor vehicle access to the popular lower waterfall on Little Wilson Stream. The legal status of the road had been unclear since the former Elliotsville Plantation was deorganized in 1983.”