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Condemnation on table for Windward sewer work

Some property owners "feel we're being railroaded" as the city tries to comply with a consent decree by 2018

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2014

~~<p>A City Council committee Tuesday gave a preliminary OK for the city to use condemnation powers to get land for a 3-mile route of the $175 million Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Tunnel despite objections by property owners of the Aikahi Gardens townhouse complex.</p>
<p>The Executive Matters and Legislative Affairs Committee unanimously approved Resolution 14-24, pointing out that the city could face hefty fines if it does not complete about $300 million in Windward sewer work by mid-2018 as mandated by a federal consent decree settling a water pollution case.</p>
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A City Council committee Tuesday gave a preliminary OK for the city to use condemnation powers to get land for a 3-mile route of the $175 million Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Tunnel despite objections by property owners of the Aikahi Gardens townhouse complex.

The Executive Matters and Legislative Affairs Committee unanimously approved Resolution 14-24, pointing out that the city could face hefty fines if it does not complete about $300 million in Windward sewer work by mid-2018 as mandated by a federal consent decree settling a water pollution case. Login for more...



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