Gamil and Lois Azmy to meet with Warner, Webster officials with the goal of reaching an agreement on disputed property
Gamil and Lois Azmy will meet with town officials from both Warner and Webster in the next two weeks, with the goal of reaching an agreement that could settle a years-long legal battle between the two parties.
The case centers on the state of the couple’s property off Route 103 East that straddles the Warner-Webster town line. The Azmys say it is a working farm where they raise geese, goats and cows. Neighbors liken it to a junk yard.
In 2011, the couple signed a settlement agreement with the towns promising to store materials in permanent structures on their land. The issue of compliance is what’s landed the groups in court.
This Spring Judge Richard McNamara, who has presided over the case for years at Merrimack County Superior Court, toured the property himself. In court yesterday, he agreed to let the lawyers outline a path forward.
According to the document they wrote, in the next two weeks the Azmys and town officials will meet to go over photos taken during the Judge’s tour and make a final list of items that the couple needs to remove from their property or clean up. The group will also agree on a date for final compliance, said the Azmys’ attorney John Vanacore. If the Azmys and the town officials don’t reach an agreement, then they could head back to court. After yesterday’s hearing, many said they were glad the case is progressing.
“We’re on the right track,” Gamil Azmy said after leaving court.
“We look forward to resolving this,” said Warner Town Administrator Jim Bingham.