Commissioners haven’t ruled out use of eminent domain: Gillette WY News-Record, 3/1/07

Campbell County commissioners did not rule out the possibility of using eminent domain to acquire rights of way for Northern Drive, while underscoring it was an unwanted and last option.

“Sometimes the individual has to take a backseat to the overall good,” Chairman Craig Mader said. “I hope we don’t have to go there but if we do, we do, we do.”

He called the action a “last resort” but added he had his land split in two when Force Road was built. While the move was inconvenient for him, Mader said heavy use of the road was ultimately more beneficial.

Northern Drive, as it is proposed, would cut across the land of at least 20 different property owners.

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