Lone Oats 31 Dec 1986 pg 1

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31 Dec 1986 pg 1 - 2 landowners appear at Big Creek hearings By...
2 landowners appear at Big Creek hearings By DOUG H'lNTEHMl'TE News Staff Writer COOPER — Two Delta County landowners, landowners, one in favor and one opposed to Cooper's proposed Big Creek reservoir, reservoir, appeared at comdemnation hearings hearings yesterday and told commissioners they weren't pleased with offers made by the city of Cooper to buy their land. The hearings were the first two of four scheduled to be held regarding the condemnation of land for the proposed Big Creek Reservoir, to be built just north of Cooper on Big Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chennault and Mr. and Mrs. Lone Oats appeared before the three commissioners appointed by the city. Chennault, the first to appear before the commissioners, said he supported supported the lake, but did not support the price the city offered him for his land. "I'm not opposed to the lake," Chennault Chennault told the commissioners. "I have supported it from the beginning. I still support it. I voted for it. I do oppose what we're being offered." The city condemned 39.661 acres of Chennault's land, part of a 40 acre plot, plus an additional 1.932 acres for a flowage easement. Chennault said he was originally offered $800 per acre for the land by the city. Chennault said he considered the figure to be a fair one for the land, but that the lake would devalue the rest of his property and would not compensate compensate him for improvements made to the property. He said the dam of the reservoir when constructed will be about 300 yards from his house. Chennault said he currently uses the 70 acre block to raise cattle on as part of his ranching operation. "I look at that as a cut in my income." he said. He currently runs 50 to 60 head of cattle cattle on the property, and if the lake is built, the number of cattle will have to be reduced to 20 head. Chennault also said the remaining See BIG CREEK. Pg. 2A New Year's Day paper will be delivered early The New Year's Day edition of The Paris News will be delivered early, according to A.G. Morgan, circulation manager. All papers should be delivered by 7 a.m. Wednesday. Jan. 1, Morgan said. Anyone who has not received their paper by that time, the circulation circulation manager said, may contact contact the newspaper between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. With the exception of the 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. circulation department operation, the newspaper offices will be closed all dav Jan. 1 sate him for improvements made to will be closed all day Jan. i. property. He said the dam of the I _—:

Clipped from The Paris News31 Dec 1985, TuePage 1

The Paris News (Paris, Texas)31 Dec 1985, TuePage 1
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