By Meghan Schiller

GEORGETOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — A battle is brewing in one small Beaver County town over coveted riverfront property.

A handful of homeowners who live along the Ohio River in Georgetown said the Beaver County Sheriff knocked on their doors Wednesday and served them papers.

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The paperwork is a “complaint to quiet title” filed by Campbell Transportation Company against the borough of Georgetown and several residents with riverfront property.

(Photo Credit: Meghan Schiller/KDKA)

In the paperwork filed May 8 in the Court of Common Pleas, the company said that it paid for a land survey and believes that it owns the land that runs from the “brow of the hill” down to the river water.

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The homeowners say the hillside belongs to them and are banding together and hiring an attorney.

The company released the following statement to KDKA:

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The homeowners now have less than 20 days to establish legal representation.

Meghan Schiller