Paul Geiger alerted SMRF that a wastewater line was being proposed to run across his property and the city was trying to acquire his land for it, and for a road that was to be an entrance for a proposed subdivision on Sink Creek, right above Spring Lake.
Paul stood firm and did not allow his land to be used for this, even when he thought they might try to condemn his land using eminent domain. His firm stance gave us time to try to change the plans, and after a couple of years of steady efforts, the city decided to NOT build the Lime Kiln Road wastewater line across Sink Creek and across Paul’s property.
The piping of sewage way out of the way—running above Spring Lake, and then around town to reach the wastewater treatment plant across IH 35—was thwarted. Now the city will be sending the sewage more directly to the plant, by using pipes in town, and saving millions.
The proposed subdivision on Sink Creek has been reduced to a much smaller group of houses, with no apartments or commercial included in it, saving the river and spring Lake untold damage.