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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, August 31, 2009
2000-2001 Part III: Convention Center Authority doesn't let history stand in the way..., Lancaster, PA - Aug 29, 2009
...In April 2001, after negotiating with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster (RACL), the Convention Center Authority board voted unanimously to invoke eminent domain and relocate, as in physically transport, three of the historical buildings across the street to a vacant parking lot behind the Swan Hotel...

York's Northwest Triangle demolition coming
The York Daily Record, York, PA - Aug 28, 2009
...As part of the project, the city sought land belonging to Ohio Blenders, an alfalfa processing company, through eminent domain. A court granted the city possession of the land in May, though the final price tag has not been set...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, August 28, 2009
Nuangola mulls changes to its proposed sewer line
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Aug 28, 2009
…Borough solicitor Cynthia Ray noted that the five Rice Township property owners were willing to fight the sewer authority’s claim of eminent domain land takeover to the highest courts available. The borough might be able to avoid the problem by looking into an alternate route…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Allentown mayor takes a determined swing at downtown blight
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA - Aug 27, 2009
...Pawlowski and the city's Redevelopment Authority have stepped up efforts to combat blight in the city by increasing inspections and aggressively using eminent domain -- and the image of Pawlowski with a sledge hammer was meant to hammer that point home...

Eat'n Park lot takeover gets nearer
The Daily News, McKeesport, PA - Aug 27, 2009
Legislation that would allow Allegheny County to take part of the McKeesport Eat'n Park parking lot by eminent domain for a flyover ramp is one step closer to final approval...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Hilltown Township passes a new set of park rules
Perkasie News Herald, PA - Aug 26, 2009
...The benefits of participation include protection from nuisance suits involving normal farming activities or other agricultural uses that may be in violation of township ordinances, as well as some protection from local eminent domain condemnation...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Opinion - Dana Berliner: End eminent domain abuse: N.Y.'s highest court should rule against Bruce Ratner
New York Daily News, NY - Aug 24, 2009
...The high courts of Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Jersey and Rhode Island have all ruled that property owners within their borders have greater protections against eminent domain abuse...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, August 20, 2009
AC director optimistic restaurant won't move
The Daily News, McKeesport, PA - Aug 20, 2009
...Davin's comments came as county council began discussion of a bill authorizing eminent domain acquisition of part of Eat'n Park's parking lot at the juncture of Lysle Boulevard and Coursin Street...

Flyover plans may put E'nP future in jeopardy
The Daily News, McKeesport, PA - Aug 19, 2009
..."We regrettably need to resort to the county's power of eminent domain to construct the bridge and its approach roads," the appendix to the bill states....

County agrees to pay Trocki nearly $9 million more for 150 N. Queen St.
Lancaster New Era, PA - Aug 19, 2009
...County solicitor Don Lefever said the payment to Ira Trocki of Ventnor City, N.J., would end a long dispute between the two sides over the price the county paid Trocki for the building — $8.3 million — in 2004, when the county took it by eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wharton supervisors promote Farmington Fair
The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA - Aug 18, 2009
...Property owned by four people is needed for the cul de sac and three have agreed to donate their land. The fourth has not agreed to sell or donate the property so the township is trying to acquire it through eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, August 14, 2009
County wants court to end Huber lawsuit
Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Aug 14, 2009
...In 2007, the county used its eminent domain action to try to preserve the breaker but never obtained an appraisal of the property. No. 1 contracting did get an appraisal, which stated the property was worth $7 million...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, August 10, 2009
Part I- 2000-2002: Battle lines in Lancaster's 'Civil War', Lancaster, PA - Aug 9, 2009
...“There was the threat of eminent domain,” says Atwater today. “We felt we had little choice. If we would have fought it in court it could have taken years, and we still could have lost...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, August 06, 2009
Family appeals taking of land for flood control
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Aug 6, 2009 members say they are being forced to give up the land through an unfair application of eminent domain. The township condemned the property and seized it in December, and the family received a check for $285,000 in January...

Judge sides with health system
Sun Gazette, Williamsport, PA - Aug 6, 2009
...He also cited a U.S. Supreme Court eminent domain ruling in a Connecticut case that "essentially rang the death knell for eminent domain challengers (where land is taken) for public use (and) economic revitalization" projects...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, August 03, 2009
BWX Technologies hands over land to Apollo
Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, PA - Aug 3, 2009
..He said the property transfer documents headed off a legal confrontation between the borough and BWX Technologies. Last year, the borough initiated an eminent domain action to take the property when it appeared to borough officials the company intended to allow the land to stand vacant...

Blighted house should be taken by eminent domain
Erie Times-News, PA - Aug 2, 2009
...The Erie Redevelopment Authority is in the process of taking the home by eminent domain, said Rich Bertges, the authority's director of development. The home has been declared blighted...

Five Flight 93 land buys nearly done
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Aug 2, 2009
...That leaves two properties crucial to the memorial that remain outside the government's jurisdiction. Members of the Flight 93 advisory board and task force said eminent domain proceedings could soon be initiated for the two properties...

Official: Start of Flight 93 Memorial 'won't be long'
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA - Aug 1, 2009
...“Filing of eminent domain is imminent,’’ said Patrick White, vice president of the Families of Flight 93, which has worked hand in glove with the National Park Service in acquiring the needed properties. He termed the action a “voluntary and friendly condemnation.’’...

Land negotiations nearly complete for Flight 93 Memorial
WJAC-TV, Johnstown, PA - Aug 1, 2009
...Recently, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he wanted the National Park Service to have all the land by July 31. If not, the government could step in and take the land by eminent domain. Patrick White, another member of the advisory commission said it may still be possible...

Opinion - Larry Beahan: Act now or lose Allegany State Park as we know it
The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY - Aug 1, 2009
...Schreiner Oil and Gas has already contaminated water wells on Hedgehog Lane in Bradford, Pa., a couple miles south, and is “hydro-fracing” oil wells there (the environmentally questionable practice fractures petroleum-bearing shale by driving tons of water down a well)...

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