State Hikes Price On Parcel
Price goes up $50,000
Just before property chosen for a potential water treatment plant on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne was sold last week by the state, local leaders learned the state was almost doubling the asking price for the group’s alternative site.
Earlier this year, the four governments that comprise the Union-Lincoln Water Initiative pledged to pay the state $65,000 for a parcel adjacent to the state park. The state subsequently notified the group the sale price was now $115,000.
“I was shocked,” Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman said. “We had it appraised, got the support from all the agencies involved and found out they wanted nearly double what we had agreed on.”
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