Thursday, December 11, 2008

Proposed legislation in NC House committee could infringe on property rights of homeowners living near railroads

The NCPRC received a tip this week that the N.C. House Select Committee on Comprehensive Rail Service Plan for NC has a piece of proposed legislation that would grant the railroads project approval for any improvements made on private property that the railroad easement also shares. According to the tipster, property owners and the railroads pay property taxes on the land. We are looking into this issue.