POSTED ON COROLLA STORMWATER FACEBOOK 1/2/17
The engineers we’ve hired to work on our stormwater plan have come up with locations for the test wells and other data gathering instruments that they need to proceed. The County sent a letter to Coastland & the advisory board on December 13, 2016 asking for approval of the plan and locations & permission to proceed since some of the test areas were on common area controlled by Coastland or on Coastland/Johnson-owned property.
The first reply was from their attorney/VP on December 21st informing us that Mr. Johnson had had surgery & was medicated so was unable to reply. After a second email from the county on December 21st, this was the reply:
P.O. Box 1717
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
December 30, 2016
Eric Weatherly, County Engineer
County of Currituck
153 Courthouse Road, Suite 302
Currituck, NC 27929
Re: Stormwater District
James Johnson is still out of the office recovering from his surgery; however, Coastland has expressed these concerns about the stormwater district.
The County has included Sections G, R, X, Y and U in the stormwater district. All of these are undeveloped properties with the limited exception of Section R which has a single structure.
What useful purpose to James Johnson and Coastland will this serve by having these properties in the district at this time? Please explain this fully.
What benefit will these properties derive from paying the additional taxes and being in the district at this time as opposed to later when they are developed? Please explain this fully.
Does the County intend to use these properties or any property owned by James Johnson or Coastland for the benefit of the County or other properties and if so, how so?
Are any improvements contemplated now on these sections that will benefit these sections when they are developed? Why could not these improvements be deferred and additional taxes be deferred until the properties are developed? How does it benefit James Johnson and Coastland to pay additional taxes now?
If the County plans on using any of James Johnson’s or Coastland’s property, a permit or easement will have to be granted by James Johnson and/or Coastland before the County gets on the property.
To the extent Coastland provides open space for stormwater facility use in the developed sections and/or as – yet undesignated space in the undeveloped sections, if such use subsequently interferes with Coastland’s future intended use of such space, in Coastland’s sole and exclusive opinion, the District shall remove, at its expense, and relocate, at its expense, such facilities.
The new Commissioners should be aware that the County has previously used James Johnson’s and/or Coastland’s property without permission or permit. We will not tolerate this to continue.
Any investigation needed to make sure that James Johnson and/or Coastland is fully protected should not be a James Johnson and/or Coastland expense.
It appears that you want my land, my tax money but get nothing out of this. Please reply to these concerns at your earlies convenience.
cc: Dan Scanlon, County Manager
Currituck County Board of Commissioners
Ocean Sands North and Crown Point Stormwater Advisory Board