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Council vote on land swap must wait

February 10, 2009
A surveyor's error results in two City Council members building a 4,400-square-foot storage facility on city property.


By Ellen Robinson
Published: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 10:28 AM EST

Two Woodbine City Council members have created a debacle for the city by building their private storage facility on city property.
 
Scott Henning and Matt Jordan, partners in a company called Hen-Jo Development LLC, say they inadvertently built a 4,400-square-foot storage facility on city property that is adjacent to a lot they recently purchased.
 
The two are proposing a land swap with the city, but the council was unable to take any action because a majority could not be reached. Jordan and Henning must abstain from the vote due to their ownership of the property. ...