Glen Morgan property owner seeks fair market assessment from Raleigh County


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A property owner in Glen Morgan wants fair treatment for his land.

The owner and his realtor attended the Raleigh County County Commission meeting Tuesday, October 19, 2021, to ask for a fair market assessment of the property. The land was listed in May for $59,000 through a realtor. The county previously offered the owners $1,000 for the property with plans to turn it into a welcome and kayak center under eminent domain – a law that allows the government to take private property and convert it into public use.

“It’s a beautiful idea that they came up with, but don’t underhandedly take it for nothing when you all have had these plans for a while,” Property Owner Michael Durgan said.

The county will now conduct an independent fair market assessment before continuing the process of obtaining the property.

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