City’s Weslayan Right-of-way Could Become Utility Easement To Avoid Another 3936 Marlowe Situation

May 14, 2009

In an effort to avoid another situation like the one that occurred at 3936 Marlowe, the city of West U. may have their 2.5 foot right-of-way along Weslayan changed to a utility easement, which would allow homeowners to use the land when building their home.

 

The Marlowe street property was part of a three-year legal battle concerning the right-of-way of the home under construction, which ended with the city eventually buying the property from the owners for $400,000. The unfinished home was torn down, and the city has the land up for auction.

 

Councilman Chuck Guffey brought up the proposal at the March 14 Senior Board meeting. City Manager Michael Ross says city staff plans to bring forward a recommendation to council for consideration after more consultation with the city attorney.

 

The proposal will be brought to the new council, composed of incumbents Bob Fry and Chuck Guffey along with newly elected George Boehme and Steven Segal.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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