By Wrangler News
Disgruntled neighbors in Tempe’s prestigious Buena Vista Ranchos, Calle de Caballos and Sunburst Farms horse-property communities have been heard: Tempe City Council on Oct. 14 reversed course, unanimously approving action in a long-standing controversy that could bring down a block wall built by a Shady Lane Estates homeowner that extends into an equestrian-path easement.
“We actually got them (City Council members) to change their minds,” said Matt Schmehl, who worked alongside groups objecting to the wall.
The City Council approved options up to and including legal action in the dispute over the wall in the easement of the bridle path near Carver Lane along a trail that winds through three South Tempe neighborhoods.
The City Council’s approval authorizes city staff to engage in action beyond alternative dispute resolution if necessary. Options will likely involve members of the public who raised issues concerning the bridle path, residents of Shady Lane Estates and the Shady Lane Estates Homeowners Association.