The economic consequences of the Town of Apple Valley’s attempt to condemn Liberty Utilities Apple Valley

By Dr. Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D.

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[I]f the Town condemns Liberty Utilities Apple Valley by eminent domain, higher water rates for Town residents are a virtual certainty for decades to come. If the goal of acquiring Liberty Utilities Apple Valley is to charge lower water rates, then the effort should be abandoned because that goal is not a feasible outcome.

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Welcome to The Village


By Kerry Henard

“Sure,” you say, “parts of Apple Valley are not going to be improved because we live in a rural area.” OK, so let’s look at the Town’s crown jewel, The Village. Businesses in The Village pay additional taxes by virtue of being in this area, and Mayor Scott Nassif and Councilman Larry Cusack each own businesses in this area. This is as good as it gets in Apple Valley.

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