The attorney representing three Berne residents who feel the town’s purchase of the 100-acre Switzkill Farm was illegitimate said earlier this month that he was seeking an unspecified document that he thought would give him leverage in an out-of-court settlement.

Jonathan Quinn was charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

Hilltown Healthcare is currently located at 1772 Helderberg Trail, in Berne, in a building owned by James and Kimberly Conklin. Nurse practitioner Jill Martin is building a new office at 1705 Helderberg Trail.

John Sweeney said that he believes there’s “an opportunity for a negotiated settlement” between the town, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, and the three Berne residents he represents.

Leo Vane Jr. is a retired airline pilot, who says that his “biggest concern is for the residents of the town.”

Berne Supervisor Sean Lyons said that the assessor’s office made a clerical error and “only collected for the maintenance and operation fees” instead of the full levy.

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