Brent Lundmark, NBU water treatment and compliance manager, explains the function of the utility's new wastewater treatment plant during a media tour on Friday. Photo by Steve Knight

In March, New Braunfels City Council unanimously approved resolutions that cleared the way for New Braunfels Utilities to invoke eminent domain to secure land parcels blocking the utilities’ completion of “critical” water and wastewater projects.

The utility said time is running out before it will have to begin condemnation proceedings against one of two remaining landowners with properties standing in the way of NBU’s completing both projects.

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Bob Page

It’s should be higher than market rate. The owner should get a bit more because they are forced into leaving their land. Regardless of the needs of the city.

Richard Johnson

I understand the landowners are upset, and don't want to sell at market rates. Perhaps they have long family history, or perhaps they want to make the Utility pay much higher for their property. They are going to lose. They will sell at market rates, whether they like it or not. Holding up these improvements only serves to hurt the local community.

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