Florence passes effort to buy Curis land through eminent domain

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By Chase Kamp, Copper Area News

 

In its continued opposition to Curis Resources and its Florence Copper Project, the Florence Town Council unanimously passed a measure on Mar. 4 that puts forth efforts to acquire 1,200 acres of private land owned by Curis Resources through eminent domain. Curis officials said the move would hurt taxpayers and stood no chance of standing up in court.

The ordinance classified Curis’ usage as a “claimed legal non-conforming” use of the property.  Among the purposes for the ordinance were the acquisition of water rights for land and prepare a site for a future wastewater treatment plant.

Shane Ham, a Curis lawyer, told the council the ordinance would not meet the criteria for eminent domain and argued legal costs for such an effort would be put toward taxpayers.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    CAC Science Club has fun outing to the Reid Park Zoo

    May 20th, 2015
    by

    Copper Area News It could not have been a more pleasant day to visit the Reid Park Zoo for the Central Arizona College (CAC) Science Club and Biology group who


    Ray seniors earn thousands in scholarships

    May 20th, 2015
    by

    Copper Basin News Thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards were presented to Ray High School graduating seniors last week during the 2015 Scholarship and Awards program held in the


    Lobo athletes honored at sports banquet

    May 20th, 2015
    by

    Hayden High School honored its 2014-15 student-athletes at its annual Athletic Banquet, which was held on Tuesday, May 11, 2015 in the school gymnasium.


    Hayden’s Top Students

    May 20th, 2015
    by

    Hayden High School this year named Jacob Manriquez as Valedictorian and Gabriel Mariscal as Salutatorian. Both young men will speak to family, friends and faculty on Friday, May 22, at 7


  • Stories Just For You

    DPS Encourages all Motorists to Drive Courteously This Holiday Season

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    Arizona – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), through its Highway Patrol Division, encourages all travelers to drive with […]


    Food Bank serves many for the holidays, receives major donation, voluteers from Resolution Copper

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    The Superior Food Bank received several generous holiday donations this year which helped them to prepare 275 food boxes for […]


    Arvel Bird At the Arboretum New Year’s Day Concert at noon

    December 19th, 2013
    by

    Here’s a resolution you’ll find easy to keep: spend New Year’s Day outdoors at one of Arizona’s most scenic venues, […]


    Florence Copper is not a traditional copper mine; faces steep opposition

    December 18th, 2013
    by

    By Mila Besich Lira Copper Area News Arizona’s economy was founded on the five C’s, climate, cattle, citrus, cotton and […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather