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Wetlands Commission Trying to Determine if S Frontage "Forest" Land is Safe

The usage of recreational land in Vernon is being debated.

A debate about whether activity at TicketNetwork Forest LLC's recreational land on South Frontage Road is harming the wetlands is scheduled to continue tonight.

The Inland Wetlands Commission is scheduled to continue a show cause hearing tonight at 7 p.m. regarding a cease and correct order issued for the land.

The property sits at 60 South Frontage Road - near the exit 66 eastbound exit ramp on Interstate-84. IWC agent Craig Perry had issued the order after determining there was significant activity on the property to have it corrected.

Former Mayor Jason McCoy, the lawyer for TicketNetwork Forest LLC, the holding company for the recessional land, had asked for a continuance until January and Town Attorney Harold Cummings suggested Jan. 22, a date the commission agreed on.

After TicketNetwork moved to South Windsor, the land was kept for employees, company executives have said. Its former home base on Bolton Road is nearby. When reached by phone on Monday, McCoy said that non-employees could use  the land with permission.

That included some motorized vehicles, McCoy said, while adding, "every use was legal."

McCoy did say that trespassers could be responsible for some of the uses in question. The company has installed a gate band barriers to thwart any potential large vehicle from entering the property, McCoy said.

Those measures were visible last week.

McCoy called the cease and correct order "wrongful," and said corrective measures have been taken to keep the land safe.

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