[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold 6-12-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Within the territorial limits of the Town of Griswold, no real property may be acquired by eminent domain for economic development purposes pursuant to C.G.S. §§ 8-128 to 8-133, inclusive, if the resulting project will be privately owned or controlled. If residential, vacant land, industrial and/or commercial property is acquired through eminent domain for public purposes, the owner of the property shall be compensated at 125% of the currently appraised value; the Town or the entity exercising the eminent domain powers shall be responsible for the costs of the certified appraisal and/or survey, if needed. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the use of eminent domain powers for public purposes, including but not limited to the construction of sewers, highways, sidewalks, rights-of-way, flood and erosion control purposes or for any other transaction where the property rights acquired will be held or controlled by the Town of Griswold. This chapter shall not be inconsistent with any subsequently enacted state law; however, the Town of Griswold does recognize that it can limit the Town's own eminent domain powers further than the State laws limit.