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Can Chippewa Falls Forcibly Buy Property?

Written By: ECJ Staff  |  Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The abuse of eminent domain is being used by the City of Chippewa Falls. In order to build a permanent farmers market, the city council will forcibly take property on the corner of Bridge Street and River Street.

Last month, the city council voted to start implementing its plan to revitalize the downtown area. Part of the plan is to build a public square at the above intersection. Standing in the way is the fact that the property isn't theirs to develop. So they will take it - giving the owners just compensation. There are more properties that the City plans on taking on the other side of River Street in order to build a park. It can be debated as to why our founding fathers in the

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