2017-02-16 / Front Page

Island Voices Intent To Own Coal Dock

By Wesley Maurer, Jr.

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The City's claim of 1/3

The City's claim of 1/3 ownership, as stated by Councilman St Onge, is diminished by the decades of taxation by the City of Arnold Line / UTP and its successors for Coal Dock property tax. Property taxation infers ownership of the property being taxed. A lease and lease payment would have also have existed between the City and Arnold Line if the City were to substantiate historical ownership. I would prefer the City use eminent domain to provide a clean title and sell the dock to jointly to Shepler and Star Line.

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