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Support the Fair Treatment of Gene Alexander, his farm, his cows, and his property rights
Petition Background (Preamble):
Mr. Alexander’s property is not within the Mooresville City limits. However, the town of Mooresville (in Iredell County, North Carolina) is condemning the farmland to construct an obtrusive sewer line through the most prime area of Mr. Alexander’s farm. The construction of the sewer will come through with 20 raised manholes as high as 3-4 feet tall, which the town has refused to provide flush and vented to the creek bank (aka ground level manholes). Nor will they compensate for the interruption of farming during construction. The line will very much obstruct both the cows’ feeding and water supply.
The town promised 4 taps (to the sewer line) in negotiation, but then went straight into condemnation without any consideration of previous negotiation agreements. Further, the sewer line was already engineered before Mr. Alexander was even notified, thus ignoring the actual property owner’s requests. Requests were made that the sewer line be moved from the middle of the field. The town said this was possible all at Mr. Alexander’s sole expense which would be in excess of $73,000.
The costs to Mr. Alexander, his property, his cows and business prove astronomical and will permanently harm the aesthetics and beauty of his property and the environment of this land. Any requests for help in keeping this business intact during the two years of construction have been refused. This unfair treatment of Mr. Alexander and taking of his farmland provides no benefit for Mr. Alexander, but is only detrimental to his business, land and beloved animals.
We should not allow this unfair treatment and lack of consideration to be shown by our elected officials.
The Support the Fair Treatment of Gene Alexander, his farm, his cows, and his property rights petition to Supporters of farmers and property rights was written by Darla and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: cows, farmers, elderly, community, north carolina, cattle, livestock, sewer lines, property rights, animal rights, mooresville, farming, agriculture, nc state, fields, environment, growth, city limits