Scarlet Oaks Country Club blames AEP for property damage

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2017

WINFIELD – Scarlet Oaks Country Club is suing Appalachian Power after the country club claims the power company damaged its property.

Scarlet Oaks operates a clubhouse, pro-shop, driving range and an 18-hole golf course that is available for its private members and open to the public, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court.

Scarlet Oaks claims it also operates a banquet hall and event facility as, as well as a full-service restaurant.

Appalachian Power has been granted general rights of easements across portions of the property and, in 2014, the plaintiff and defendant entered into a “Supplemental Easement and Right of Way” agreement and an “Easement of Right of Way” agreement, according to the suit.

On or after April 30, 2014, Appalachian Power entered Scarlet Oaks’ property to install, erect, construct or otherwise maintain their equipment, according to the suit.

Scarlet Oaks claims Appalachian Power caused unnecessary harm and damage to portions of the plaintiff’s property between the 16th hole’s green, the 17th hole’s tee box and the driving range area and failed to repair the property to its condition prior to the entry and construction.

As a result of the defendant’s actions, Scarlet Oaks incurred damages to its property, loss of use and expenses to repair the property, according to the suit.

Scarlet Oaks is seeking compensatory damages. It is being represented by Paul T. Farrell Jr. and Clayton J. Maddox of Greene Ketchum.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 17-C-74

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