A property boundary and water rights dispute between the town and a Water Street property owner is headed to court.
Settlement talks between the town and Smithfield resident John Quattrocchi have failed, Warren town solicitor Anthony DeSisto said, and the matter is scheduled to be heard in Rhode Island Superior Court next month.
The suit has been around for several years. Mr. Quattrocchi alleged that the town encroached on his property at 325 Water St. in two ways: First, a town-owned retaining wall between his property and the town wharf was buckling over the property line, he alleged, and was therefore encroaching on his property. That wall has since been repaired by the developers who built the Trafford restaurant.
Second, Mr. Quattrocchi alleged that the town’s marine spills over onto his property, affecting his riparian rights to the water.
That issue has yet to be settled, Mr. DeSisto said.