Council approves condemnation of Murrayhill Road property
Published: April 26, 2011
Time posted: 1:56 pm
After postponing a decision earlier this month, the Charlotte City Council voted Monday to condemn a portion of property at 5633 Murrayhill Road temporarily for a sidewalk construction project.
Property owner Larry Brackett complained during an April 11 meeting that the project would put a ditch in his front yard.
But the city says it has met with Brackett and that he incorrectly assumed that a 2-foot ditch would be dug along his property. Instead the sidewalk will be sloped “very close to original grade,” according to a document from the city.
Brackett addressed the council Monday during a zoning and business meeting and said that the city’s appraisal of his property for $67,000 was not fair. He cited the county’s recent property revaluation that listed his property’s tax value as $100,000.
Brackett will have the option to appeal his property’s value during court proceedings for the condemnation, including during the court-mandated mediation process.