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Ohio Water Rate Hikes

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   Columbus Dispatch Assuming all the paperwork is in order, Ohio regulators will approve Ohio American Water’s latest rate request — an average 23 percent increase across 16 service areas in nine counties. That’s the way state law works. When the regulated utility can prove and justify the expense, a rate increase follows. OAW’s parent … Continue Reading

Palmyra Obstacle

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The Philadelphia Inquirer The 104 acres, called a mess by the borough, are central to plans for redevelopment. Now the company is suing. Consultants examining 189 acres targeted for redevelopment in Palmyra found the largest property owner’s site in disarray. The Fillit Corp. site, they wrote in a report last year, was covered with ground-up … Continue Reading

Warwick Runway Expansion

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NECN Some residents of Warwick, Rhode Island have begun the fight against a runway expansion plan at the state’s largest airport, T.F. Green. Federal officials have endorsed a plan to extend the main runway at T.F. Green Airport by 1,500 feet. A runway extension would accommodate jets with larger fuel loads — such as those … Continue Reading

Northwest Connector

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   Marion Star All of the Northwest Industrial Connector except an overpass will be done by approximately fall of 2010, Marion County Engineer Brad Irons estimated. The $17 million project, which once completed will link Ohio 95 West to Marion-Williamsport Road with a 2.65-mile road, likely will break ground this fall, Irons said. Local officials … Continue Reading

Landfill Valuation

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  Choice ER With Glenn County’s landfill nearing capacity, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an environmental report and authorized the process toward expanding the facility. Glenn County Planning and Public Works has been looking for alternatives to expanding the landfill since 2005 because the facility is nearing capacity. Deputy planning director Randy Murphy recommended … Continue Reading

Texas Modification

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Sealy News Texas representatives have added additional protection to landowners against eminent domain abuse by repealing the “jury of view” process from the transportation code. The legislation, authored by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, repeals the powerful, but rarely used process known as “jury of view”, which local governments can invoke to remove important constitutional protections … Continue Reading

First Amendment Encumbered

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Leaf Chronicle The libel suit filed against members of the Clarksville Property Rights Coalition has been dismissed. In a ruling late last week, Sumner County Judge C.L. Rogers dismissed the libel suit filed by Richard Swift, a former City Council member, and Wayne Wilkinson, a member of the Downtown District Partnership. The two filed suit … Continue Reading

Twin Cities High Voltage Lines

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Twincities.com Minnesota regulators today approved plans to build three long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines, with the condition that one of the lines carry wind energy. The state Public Utilities Commission granted a certificate of need for the $1.7 billion CapX 2020 project, which involves erecting three 345-kilovolt lines designed to meet the needs of the state … Continue Reading

Just Compensation in Chicago

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Chicago Journal Brian Elmiger, owner of the restaurant and concert venue Bottom Lounge, found out more than seven years ago that the CTA planned to take his property. So he relocated from next to an el stop in Lake View to the West Loop. Today, Elmiger says he would never have made the move, to … Continue Reading

Congratulations

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The second Suffolk native appointed to a Hampton Roads judgeship in February said his ambition since law school has been to sit on the bench. “It’s something I decided I wanted to do while I was in law school,” said Philip Infantino III, who attended Washington & Lee University School of Law, graduating in 1991. … Continue Reading

Sheldon Cleaners

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Mlive HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — The Ottawa County Road Commission said it needs the property where a popular dry cleaner has been in business for nearly two decades for a project to widen a portion of River Avenue to seven lanes just north of the bridge separating the township from Holland. However, Sheldon Cleaners’ property owner … Continue Reading

Preakness facing Eminent Domain

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Southern Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley proposed legislation Wednesday aimed at increasing the state’s power to keep the Preakness Stakes in Maryland, despite potential legal challenges stemming from the race owner’s recent bankruptcy filing. The bill, which has the support of legislative leaders, gives Maryland the authority to acquire the Preakness and the two major horse … Continue Reading

Difficulty of obtaining tenants

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  Daily Herald The former owners of an Arlington Heights strip mall sued the village in federal court Friday, seeking more than $5 million for losses allegedly due to the village scaring tenants away. Ron Popp and Victor Valenti bought the Arlin-Golf mall, a short strip of stores off Arlington Heights Road just north of … Continue Reading

The Costs of Eminent Domain

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Farmington Independent For months, area electric utility companies Great River Energy, Xcel Energy, along with nine others from the Dakotas to Wisconsin, have held public meetings to explain a proposed power line expansion project called CapX2020. But a group here in Dakota County is not buying into it. In fact, the Citizens Energy Task Force … Continue Reading

Michigan to Get Wind Power

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Click on Detroit The skyline in Michigan’s rural Thumb could look a bit like historic Holland a few years down the road under DTE Energy Co.’s announced plan to install 125 wind turbines in Huron County by 2015 — and 280 within two decades. DTE Energy officials told Huron County commissioners the company must add … Continue Reading

Blue Water Bridge

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The Times Herald The brother and sister inherited the Port Huron home when their father died several years ago. Now, they could be forced to move based on the newest plan for the Blue Water Bridge Plaza expansion. "We don’t want to move," said Marvin Beadle, 42, looking at a map of the plan, part … Continue Reading

Veto override

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Clarion Ledger Lawmakers in the Mississippi House voted overwhelmingly today to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill that strengthens Mississippians’ property rights. The attempt to override Barbour’s veto of House Bill 803 received support from 101 lawmakers, and 19 voted against it. Senators have not made a similar attempt. The legislation restricts the … Continue Reading

Pipeline ten feet from building

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6 ABC In Chester County, it’s a fight over eminent domain between 36 homeowners and a natural gas company. The plan is to replace a 50-year-old natural gas pipeline that goes through Chester County. The problem is that when the pipeline was built back in the early 1950′s this was all farms and forests now … Continue Reading

City of Rogers Files Eminent Domain

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NWAnews.com With negotiations stalling, the city of Rogers is going through with its threat to use eminent domain at the Rogers Municipal Airport. The city was negotiating with four leaseholders who controlled three hangars at the airport. Dealings with two of the four have proven unsuccessful. Deputy City Attorney Jim Clark filed one suit against … Continue Reading

Problem Communities Face

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South Bergenite Cherokee Porete no longer plans to move Arlington Valley forward. The redevelopment project aimed to transform a string of light industrial businesses along Porete Avenue in North Arlington into 1,625 homes, retail space and parks. The developer officially abandoned its plans during a superior court hearing on March 3. Even though the project … Continue Reading

East Village

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State News East Village-area property owners upset about a recent Lansing State Journal letter to the editor by an East Lansing official had their say Tuesday at the East Lansing City Council meeting. In the letter, East Lansing City Manager Ted Staton responded to allegations that the city intends to use blight designations and eminent … Continue Reading

Deals and Promises

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MLive The Ottawa County Road Commission said it needs the property where a popular dry cleaner has been in business for nearly two decades for a project to widen a portion of River Avenue to seven lanes just north of the bridge separating the township from Holland. However, Sheldon Cleaners’ property owner isn’t willing to … Continue Reading

Still a demand

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Cincinnati.com A jury has awarded the owners of 1.3 acres at the fast-growing Interstate 75-Ohio 63 intersection $900,000 for their property in an eminent domain case growing out of the Ohio 63 widening project. The Warren County Common Pleas Court jury award last week was about 50 percent more than the state’s appraisers valued the … Continue Reading