Neighbors weigh legal fight with city over dam repairs (NC)

Fayetteville neighborhoods that lost their privately owned dams in Hurricane Matthew are considering a new strategy to force the city to do more to help cover repair costs: Legal action.  The city says it can’t spend public money on private dams in these neighborhoods, but the homeowner associations argue that the lakes have become public over time. The lakes essentially served as large storm water drainage basins as west Fayetteville developed, they contend. And when Matthew destroyed the earthen dams and emptied the lakes, residents discovered public utility lines and drains that they say made the dams more vulnerable.     Read the article……………..

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