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A view of fencing put up in Lake Ellen by a property owner.
Fence put up at Lake Ellen

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

Two property owners at Lake Ellen, embroiled over a contentious battle with the county over access to the lake, recently erected fences on their property that extend into the lake.
On Friday, July 13, the state Department of Environmental Protection submitted warning letters contending that the property owners, Steve Fults and neighbor Joe Avara, failed to get permits for the fences.
DEP is recommending that the unauthorized fence be removed.