Lowball Watch – Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that a Board of Viewers (that’s commissioners in Pennsylvanian) in Hampton Township awarded a land owner $675,000 for the taking of a four-acre parcel for a flood control project.

The township took the property in December 2008 and paid $280,000, which makes the commissioners’ award about two-and-a-half times the township’s offer. See Adam Brandolph, Former Hampton Business Owners Get $675,000 for Seized Land, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 19, 2011.

For the entire article go to http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_718767.html