In an effort to acquire the remaining tracts of land needed for a new landfill, the city of College Station has filed 10 separate lawsuits of condemnation to secure 176 acres of property in Grimes County through eminent domain.
Together with Bryan, College Station has already purchased around 430 acres of the 610-acre Twin Oaks landfill site located just over the Brazos-Grimes county line. The remaining 10 parcels the city is trying to acquire range in size from 64 acres to 0.8 acres.
According to a statement released by the city of College Station, "All property at the site with clear title was purchased from willing sellers, and no property is being condemned because of an owner with clear title who is unwilling to sell."
Two meetings to discuss the condemnation are scheduled for June 30 and July 1 at the American Legion Hall in Anderson.