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Judge's decision on U-Haul condemnation nears

Gary B. Gray, Johnson City Press • Nov 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Three long days of argument in Washington County Circuit Court regarding the legality of Johnson City’s condemnation of U-Haul’s downtown property for use as a tool in the city’s long-range flood mitigation plan has passed, and the final pleadings are now in Judge Thomas Seeley’s hands.

His written ruling could come tomorrow; it could be a month.

Throughout the process, Seeley has been extremely “tuned in.” Other than an occasional ruling on whether the particular wording of a question was appropriately phrased, he has listened intently, looked directly at witnesses and patiently allowed attorneys more than enough time to mark their territory, as it were.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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