Souter v Souter
For those of you who may not know, the current owner of the land, David H. Souter, is a Justice of the US Supreme Court, and member of the majority which issued the New London decision allowing governments to seize private lands for projects such as this.
Mr. Chip Meany, Code Enforcement Officer
Town of Weare, New Hampshire
I am proposing to build a hotel at 34 Cilley Hill Road in the Town of Weare. I would like to know the process your town has for allowing such a development.
Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, "Kelo vs. City of New London" clears the way for this land to be taken by the Government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare.
As I understand it your town has five people serving on the Board of Selectmen. Therefore, since it will require only three people to vote in favor of the use of eminent domain I am quite confident that this hotel development is a viable project. I am currently seeking investors and hotel plans from an architect. Please let me know the proper steps to follow to proceed in accordance with the law in your town.
Logan Darrow Clements
Freestar Media, LLC
I for one look forward to visiting Weare and staying in the newly minted Lost Liberty Hotel.
(Thanks to Mark K. for tipping me off to this.)