Eminent Domain

Posted On April 16, 2012Comments Off

Swiftmud Board OKs Nearly $3 Million for Lake Hancock Project

By Tom Palmer THE LEDGER Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 1:45a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 1:45a.m. LAKELAND | Southwest Florida Water Management District officials voted Tuesday to pay nearly $3 million to temporarily flood more property in connection with the Lake Hancock lake-level project. Approved Tuesday during the monthly board meeting... Read More

Posted On December 14, 2010Comments Off

Swiftmud Pays $2.3 Million for Lake Hancock Properties

By Tom Palmer THE LEDGER Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:36 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:36 p.m. BROOKSVILLE | Southwest Florida Water Management District officials agreed Tuesday to pay two property owners $2.3 million to purchase 49 acres along Saddle Creek in connection with the Lake Hancock project. The payments... Read More

Posted On September 8, 2010Comments Off

A Polk Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Swiftmud Property Case

TheLedger.com BARTOW A Polk County jury has awarded a Lakeland couple $1.7 million for property sought by the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the Lake Hancock lake level project. The award Sept. 2 went to Titus and Angela Weflen, who had a five-acre horse farm on Saddle Creek Farm Road, said John M. LeRoux,... Read More

Posted On November 6, 1994Comments Off

Stakes high in U.S. 19 cases

The Tampa Tribune MICHAEL FAY Tribune Staff Writer Published: November 6, 1994 CLEARWATER — To build the overpass at Countryside Boulevard and U.S. Highway 19, transportation planners needed 16,400 square feet from a Ramada Inn parking lot. They paid $2 million. The Florida Department of Transportation also bought a strip of land from the Plymouth Plaza... Read More