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Argued: February 5, 2001

William and Mary Jane Leistner and John and Joyce Whiteside (Property Owners), owners of real property located on Lin Point Court (Lin Point), appeal from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (trial court) dismissing their complaint in equity to enjoin the Borough of Franklin Park (Borough) from using Lin Point as a public road.

Lin Point is located off State Route 856 (Nicholos Road), continues in a somewhat curved fashion, and, upon straightening, is then intersected by a dead-end road known as Wunderlin Road. After this intersection, Lin Point continues on and subsequently reaches a dead end cul-de-sac area. It has never been laid out in a plan of lots or referred to in a deed, and at its inception, it was used as a private access way maintained by its residents and used by them and their guests to gain access to their property. *fn1 Beginning in the early 1960s, the Borough began to perform various maintenance tasks on Lin Point, including snow removal, the patching of potholes and applying tar and chip to the roadway.

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