Eminent Domain and the Triad’s 311 Bypass
Unless you’re being directly affected, it can be easy to forget that one of the biggest things happening in eminent domain law is happening right now in Guilford County. I’m referring to the proposed 311 bypass and the homeowners that are going to be facing a variety of outcomes due to its construction.
Those who own property along the proposed 311 bypass are in a tricky situation. While some homeowners will have their properties purchased by the government, the government is not required to buy all of the homes in the area.
What’s more, once the 311 bypass is built, homeowners whose property is not purchased will likely see a property value decrease. These homeowners are struggling to find out what their rights are and what they can do to defend themselves against this loss in value.
Even if you’re not directly affected by the 311 bypass, it’s still important to know your rights when it comes to eminent domain. With as much construction as we’re seeing in North Carolina right now, it’s important that you know what the state can and can’t do when it comes to purchasing your land.
You’re entitled to the fair market value of your property at the time it was taken. So it’s important to do your research to find out exactly what your home is worth. It’s a good idea to hire an appraiser who can give you an expert opinion. Remember, you don’t have to accept the price that is offered to you.
When it comes to your home and your property, don’t let the government take advantage of you. If you have any concerns about your rights when it comes to eminent domain, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney.
Oxner + Permar Gives Back: Food Banks
As summer comes to a close, we feel that it’s important to remind everyone about the importance of donating to your local food banks. As we mentioned, summer brings a very high demand on food banks. Many children rely on free or subsidized meal programs at school during the school year. However, once school lets out for the summer, this safety net against hunger vanishes.
As a result, many families look to food banks for support. The peak time for donations is around the holidays and we see substantially fewer donations during the summer. Because of the higher demand for food, and the lack of donations, many food banks struggle over the summer months. By the time kids are going back to school, it’s likely that their supplies are heavily depleted.
It’s important to remember to give to food banks throughout the year, and not just during the holidays. You may have seen some of our billboards around town promoting food donations to food banks. At Oxner + Permar, we believe it’s important to look after our community in any way possible. Helping to make sure that everyone has access to a good meal is just one way we do our part.
As summer ends, many food banks are trying to restore depleted supplies. If you’re able, we encourage you to find your local food bank and make a donation!
Oxner + Permar Gives Back: Informing the Community
At Oxner + Permar, we believe in giving back in a variety of ways, including providing valuable educational opportunities. It’s important that all citizens of the community are informed of their rights. Making information freely available is a huge part of ensuring that the community is aware of the the laws that concern their everyday life. That’s why we like to host informational events in and around the Greensboro area.
On June 23rd, we helped host an informational event at Daystar Church. The goal of this event was to speak on issues that affect the Hispanic community of Greensboro. We had a variety of speakers such as Eric Ramirez, one of our distinguished workers’ compensation attorneys.
We also heard from Jessica Yañez (Yañez Immigration Law), who spoke about the laws and regulations that often come into play with immigration. The Immigrants Rights Working Group joined us to talk about the different ways that they provide services to immigrants in the U.S. The group is dedicated to fighting anti-immigration policy, supporting immigration cases, and providing education on immigration law. And FaithAction International House partnered with us as advocates for immigrants working to build understanding and a sense of belonging. Finally, the Greensboro Police Department provided information and support, which we appreciate as well. It takes all kinds of partners to help ensure our community is well informed and well supported.
After a brief overview from each of the presenters on their area of expertise, we opened up the floor for a Q&A session. This was an excellent opportunity for members of the community to ask question and stay informed of their rights. We’re so glad this was such a successful event, and we hope to see you at the next one!
We plan to host more of these informative events in the future, so if you have any interest in volunteering or attending follow us on Facebook for more information!