Greco Takes Dispute to CourtJuly 7, 2012 – In The News
David Snyder recently filed preliminary objections to a "declaration of taking" filed by the city of Hazelton on behalf of property owner Amelia M. Greco.
The city filed a "declaration of taking" in June to condemn Greco's property and use it for a robotic parking garage with a commercial component that could bring offices, a hotel or senior housing to the downtown.
The 50-page document of objections is based primarily on the argument that the city's attempt to condemn the property is illegal because the land was seized for an "improper use."
Snyder cites a number of legal arguments under the Eminent Domain Code and declare the city's declaration of taking "void and of no effect."