Impact – Railroad Eminent Domain
The impact is real.
These two words should concern every property owner in the State of Texas. Supposedly Texas is a “property rights” state. But through eminent domain, governments are legally entitled to seize ownership of private property for a public use.
Why should you be concerned? Aggregate companies and their subsidiaries will likely apply to build a “common carrier” railroad, a classification that theoretically allows other businesses to use the railroad. Common carrier status allows employment of eminent domain to condemn private properties where the owner is unwilling to sell. Of course, property condemnation using the power of eminent domain overrides any restrictive covenants or homeowners association rules.
The proposed quarry puts thousands of Comal County homeowners and ranches between the quarry site, New Braunfels, and Garden Ridge at an elevated risk of property condemnation through eminent domain.
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