Dispute Over Annexed Home Depot Property Not Quieting Down - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Dispute Over Annexed Home Depot Property Not Quieting Down

Disputes continue in Montgomery and Pike Road over annexed land Disputes continue in Montgomery and Pike Road over annexed land

In spite of the passage of time the bickering over the Home Depot property on Chantilly Parkway is not quieting down.

"There is no feasible way or rational way that Pike Road or Home Depot can choose to be in Pike Poad." or...or...or 7:05:03 "we can't compromise. There is no compromising that issue."

Like the lawyers for the town of Pike Road, Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright seems confident that he is right.

"You're in my territory. I'm a lawyer and I did real estate law. That was one of my specialities and I know what these folks can do and what they can't do when it comes to title of property."

He says the deed that the town of Pike Road has showing ownership of Ryan Road is only a right of way deed, not an ownership deed.

Pike road needs Ryan Road to connect or become contiguous with the Home Depot property if it wants to collect the estimated $700,000 in taxes from the business.

"The law is very clear. The county had no jurisdiction to give them a deed. The county only had the right to allow them to use their right of way if they wanted to, but that right of way is for use of vehicles."

However, the attorneys for Pike Road say the county has cared for and maintained that road for more than the twenty years the law requires for ownership.

"If you use that theory then they would own all these roads out there. They don't own those roads. The land owners still own the roads. They own the right to go across that road."

So according to the mayor's research, who does own Ryan Road?

"The law is very clear that it goes to the land owners. It's split down the middle and it goes to the land owners on each side of the right of way. Goes right back to the land owners who own the property."

And since the land on both sides of Ryan Road has been annexed into the city that means Montgomery would get the taxes from Home Depot and Wal-Mart and  the other businessess on Chantilly Parkway.

"Now, if Home Depot starts paying taxes to Pike Road then we would have to have a court to intervene to determine where those taxes go to. Do they go to Pike Road or do they go to the county?"

The mayor says if the town of Pike Road were providing all the services for Home Depot like water, sewer and police there wouldn't be a fight from him.

But he says he is not going to allow the city and in some cases the county provide all the services while Pike Road reaps all the benefits.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:53:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:06:01 GMT
    Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

    More >>

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

    More >>
  • S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

    S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:23:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:05:54 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

    More >>

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

    More >>
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:06 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:05:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly