The twenty-five-year-old dispute between the RMOW and Saxton family of the expropriation of land in the Rainbow area has finally come to a close following the withdrawal of an appeal filed by the family in May.
Originally, the RMOW was ordered to pay the family $1.3 million in 2010 when a judge ruled that the muni had underpaid the family for the land when it was expropriated in 1987.
Following that ruling, the Saxton family went back to the courts to determine interest and costs for the additional funds. While the Saxtons were seeking $4.4 million in interest, a judge determined the amount to be $1.4 million.
If the appeal had not been withdrawn, the issue would have continued in the courts "likely for a year," as estimated by Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden at the time of the appeal.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Question.