City Having To Use Eminent Domain On Some Missionary Ridge Tracts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

City officials said they are having to use eminent domain to gain access to several tracts on Missionary Ridge in connection with core drilling related to planned major improvements at the narrow Wilcox Tunnel.

Officials said access is needed to several lots for the testing. They said those are "view lots" and not home sites.

The holes will be filled back in after the testing, it was stated.

Some residents have given permission, and the city owns some of the affected property.

The City Council was considering these resolutions:

a) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Dr. David Bouler and Sue Bouler on the property located at 314 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN 37404. (District 5.)

b) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Robert Graham and Sandy Graham on the property located at 316 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN 37404. (District 5.)

c) A resolution authorizing the Office of the City Attorney to institute eminent domain proceedings against Marilyn Humpert on the property located at 312 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN 37404. (District 5.)

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