There's an odd story unfolding in Mendocino County's Brooktrails Township. It dates back to when Lake Emily was originally built in 1972, where its development apparently resulted in the partial taking of a number of properties. But the township never paid for the acquisitions. It is unclear how or why the owners let this slide. (My first thought was perhaps no one noticed; but the takings were rather large -- one owner alone lost 1,300 square feet of property.)
Fast forward to more than thirty years later. In 2006, the township decided to raise Lake Emily several feet, which would further ...
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