Campsite at Santa’s Land park deniedAugust 23,2014Campsite at Santa’s
Land park denied
PUTNEY — The town of Putney has turned down a request by the owner of a holiday-themed park to add a campsite to the property as she deals with an animal cruelty charge and bankruptcy proceedings.
The Brattleboro Reformer reported that the Putney Development Review Board rejected the application Tuesday for an eight-tent campsite at Santa’s Land, after owner Lillian Billewicz failed to show up at a meeting with more documentation.
Billewicz and property caretaker Brian Deistler, have pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges related to the alleged malnutrition and mistreatment of animals at the park.
Billewicz also has requested Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection.
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