City of Parkland Reaches Decision With Pine Tree Estates Residents
Pine Tree Estates Roads in Parkland. {courtesy Pine Tree Estates}

By: Stanley Spiegelman

The legal battle between the residents of Pine Tree Estates and the City of Parkland has settled for $2 million.

In a unanimous vote, the city commission took action to improve the public roadways affecting all 784 Pine Tree Estates properties.

Achieving this resolution required compromise and reflects the shared goal of the city and those residents, according to a statement from the city.

Without this agreement and the commission’s vote to approve, the roads in this area would not be improved in the foreseeable future.

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The decision, subject to the court’s approval, provides residents of Pine Tree Estates with clarity regarding maintenance for current and future residents and city commissions.

In terms of funding the roadways, the city is contributing $2 million toward the project’s cost and agreed it would be responsible for regular and routine maintenance of the roads within Pine Tree Estates, according to the Circuit Court Settlement Agreement. 

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A pothole in a road in Pine Tree Estates {courtesy resident of Pine Tree Estates)

In 2020, Parkland Talk revealed how hundreds of Pine Tree Estates homeowners filed a lawsuit against the city. These residents felt their city needed road construction, with potholes, cracks, and uneven pavement. 

Margery Golant, a plaintiff of the case and resident of Pine Tree Estates, felt the city misrepresented the roadways and should have addressed this issue earlier.

“With the original proposal from the city, the city wanted the homeowners to pay for all repairs, which none of the residents agreed with, said Golant. “However, I am happy with the settlement, and the differences were resolved amicably.”

Work is set to begin in late 2023-early 2024. 

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Stanley Spiegelman
Stanley Spiegelman
Stanley Spiegelman is a recent graduate from the University of Miami, where he received his bachelor of science in journalism and public relations. He plans to attend graduate school in the Spring of 2023 to obtain a master's in management.

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