Thursday, January 23, 2014

New York Officials Move To Seize WWII Vet's Property

(The Blaze) World War II veteran Frank Whitney is fighting taxpayer-funded attempts by a New York village to seize his private property.

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Officials in the village of Saltaire on Fire Island, N.Y., are trying to take Whitney’s Saltaire Market grocery using eminent domain so they can build a municipality-owned market, the New York Post reported.

And in an attempt to get their hands on the 88-year-old’s property, which was damaged in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy, village officials may try to raise the $2.5 million needed to buy and refurbish his grocery store by increasing the area’s property taxes.

Whitney said he has means and the money to fix the damaged store, which he has owned and operated for 25 years, but he said Saltaire officials are preventing him from repairing his property.

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1 comment:

  1. More corruption and abuse. It never ceases to amaze me.


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