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Fulton County Board of Supervisors Authorize the use of Eminent Domain to take 158 acres of land from the Owner.

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Johnstown Land Owner May Lose Land Through Eminent Domain

Robert W. Gordon

Branch Manager, Photographer, and Videographer of Inglenook Realty, Inc...

Branch Manager, Photographer, and Videographer of Inglenook Realty, Inc...

May 13 2 minutes read

Eminent Domain - A legal strategy that allows a federal or local government to seize private property for public use 

Land owner in the Town of Johnstown may lose their property to the Town through Eminent Domain

On Monday May 13, 2019, the Board of Supervisors authorized the I.D.A. to initiate an eminent domain procedure law action to legally take ~158 acres from a Johnstown land owner as a part of the "Fulton County Vision 2026 Development Strategy".  The property is located in the "Hales Mills Area" and is opposed by the City of Johnstown Supervisor, City of Gloversville Supervisor, & the Town of Bleecker Supervisor.

Politicians are looking to "address the public need for new housing and public recreational facilities to generate sales tax and improve the property tax base in the community."

View the full article on the Fulton County Express Website HERE.

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