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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Nuangola sewer authority tested
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 29, 2009
...the authority has to deal with right-of-way issues from PennDOT, and eminent domain property seizure challenges from Rice Township residents...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Chesco group makes headway in pipeline project
The Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Jul 28, 2009
...By purchasing easements from many homeowners - and threatening to seek other land by eminent domain - the company has cleared the way for much of the project. Work is almost half done. But it cannot complete the last half-mile of the pipeline without a DEP permit...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Open records request concerns resident, councilwoman
Montgomery Media, Fort Washington, PA - Jul 21, 2009
...contains three suggestions to reorganize the distribution of electricity in the borough — by constructing original infrastructure, negotiating with PECO to take it over or through eminent domain — with the ultimate goal of reducing the cost of electric...

Shippensburg borough officials support water main upgrades
The Sentinel, Carlisle, PA - Jul 20, 2009
...As a last resort, the authority will exercise eminent domain and condemnation acquire the easement...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 17, 2009
Reading gives owners of 12 blighted properties a choice: Fix them in 60 days or lose them
Reading Eagle, Reading, PA - Jul 17, 2009
...The committee has another hearing slated for Sept. 17 when, if the rehab jobs aren't done, it will start the eminent domain process....

Committee meets to remove eye sores from Reading
WFMZ-TV, Allentown, PA - Jul 17, 2009
...Allentown and Harrisburg have taken similar measures to fix up their neighborhoods. In Reading, if the property is not properly rehabilitated and brought up to code, the City says it has the right to begin the process of taking over the property through eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Liggetts object to eminent domain
The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA - Jul 16, 2009
...contends the declaration of taking violates his clients' constitutional rights, is procedurally defective, is an arbitrary act against his clients and that the authority has failed to post adequate bond as required under state law...

Daily planner: Thursday
Reading Eagle, Reading, PA - Jul 16, 2009
...Reading Blighted Property Review Committee, 6 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 815 Washington St. The committee is considering whether to order 12 properties to be renovated, or else be taken by eminent domain by the city...

Ex-Steelers carrying the ball for Flight 93 memorial
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA - Jul 15, 2009
...Bleier is chairman of the “9/11 We Will Never Forget Committee.’’ He is organizing the the dinner along with former Steelers Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis...

Manheim Township eyes land for sports fields
Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA - Jul 15, 2009
...The township is taking over the property in what officials called a "friendly eminent domain" proceeding, which saves the township on taxes. The owner was identified as a group known as New Generation at Weaver Road LLC...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Huber Breaker owner files $1.7M suit against Luzerne
Standard Speaker, Hazleton, PA - Jul 14, 2009
...No. 1 is suing the county for abuse of process, malicious prosecution of civil proceedings and negligent interference with a contract. The company claims it is now obligated to remove steel from the site at a cost of almost $200,000 - instead of getting nearly $1.5 million - because of county decisions...

Sears building's fate rests in hands of City Council
Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, NJ - Jul 14, 2009

...His neighbor, Campbell Soup Co., wants the building demolished to make room for an office park that would create a 110-acre campus around its world headquarters. Last month the soup maker announced it had withdrawn its final offer of $3.25 million to buy the building from Zaken and wants the city to take it under its power of eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, July 13, 2009
Editorial: Laurels and barbs
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA - Jul 10, 2009
...We continue to oppose any use of eminent domain to acquire property for the Flight 93 memorial, and we applauded the two members who left the committee because they felt the same way. We hope their replacements bring the same level of integrity to the committee...

Gas firm, residents reach agreement
The Daily Local News, West Chester, PA - Jul 10, 2009
...An agreement was reached Tuesday in federal court between Williams, the natural gas giant, and the last six landowners who were fighting eminent domain proceedings brought against them by Williams last March...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 10, 2009
Edwardsville to pave 11 streets
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 10, 2009
...Edwardsville-Kingston Revitalization project coordinator Linda Zaneski said the project has advertised for engineering and architectural proposals and should learn by the end of the month whether it will need to take eminent domain action against one Main Street property owner who appears unwilling to accept a purchase offer for the property...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, July 09, 2009
Teddy's parking to get new look as part of project
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Jul 9, 2009
...The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to exercise eminent domain of its right of way along Route 30 to permit DeBartolo Development to begin an extensive highway modification project...

Restore, don't rebuild, bridge in Washington Township, Berks County commissioners are urged
Reading Eagle, Reading, PA - Jul 9, 2009
...On May 15, the state Department of Transportation closed the county-owned bridge without notice after inspectors found it was unsafe. Replacing the bridge would require taking land by eminent domain, Gladieux said...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Bear Creek Twp. delays purchase of backhoe
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 7, 2009
...The township voted previously to acquire 25 acres of the 600-acre plot by eminent domain if necessary. “We’re proceeding but we’re still willing to talk to them. Everything is still on the table,” Vinsko said...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, July 06, 2009
An uphill struggle
Sunday News, Lancaster, PA - Jul 5, 2009
...But he agrees the site could be a huge boon to the hundreds of climbers in the area "if it ever does legally open." It did, for a month or so, in 2004, after the county seized the land by eminent domain. The takeover was overturned in court...

Crazy Mocha joins North Side revitalization effort
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Jul 5, 2009
...North Avenue is home to both Allegheny General Hospital and the Garden Theatre, a porn cinema from 1972 until February 2007, when the city won a 10-year eminent domain battle...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 03, 2009
PennDOT takes long road to fix curve
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA - Jul 3, 2009
...It's a shame the way things turned out, because the purchase of the store property by eminent domain in the late 1990s may have contributed to the demise of the business. The owner, township resident Karlton Freeman, certainly thought so at the time. He said the threat of acquisition hung over the store for five years...

Historical items saved from auction block
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Jul 3, 2009
...Pat Smider, a lawyer for the center, said there simply wasn't enough money to continue operating a museum out of a 105-year-old schoolhouse that the borough had sold to the center in 1974 for $1. Besides, he said, the borough took back the building through eminent domain...

County judge to render decision in eminent domain proceedings
Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 2, 2009
...Authority solicitor Charlie McCormick contended that the residents were aware the sewer project was in the works and had attended some meetings when the project was discussed. He said the residents need to present a better reason than claiming they didn't have notice to object to eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Yatesville can't give OK to coin-drop
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 2, 2009
...Council also was advised that no information about the project to resolve flooding on the unnamed creek had been forthcoming from the state, but Falcone noted the borough would likely have to resolve some of the easement issues through eminent domain...

Flight 93 commission vacancies draw interest
Our Town, Johnstown, PA - Jul 2, 2009
...both resigned in May as the National Park Service announced it would use eminent domain to acquire the remaining property to build the memorial. Since then, the Park Service has backed off the idea and reached deals with almost all of the landowners...

Five Flight 93 landowners agree to deals
Our Town, Johnstown, PA - Jul 2, 2009
...Officials recently threatened using the force of law; however, landowner outcry brought both parties back to the bargaining table. They said the government prematurely resorted to eminent domain, without adequate talking time...

Agreement keeps Greene artifacts on display
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Jul 1, 2009
...Money to put the museum back in working order will come from a payment council made to the center when it seized the facility by eminent domain in 2007...

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