Indiana Man Outraged After City Seizes Part of His Property

A man in Indiana is furious because local authorities want to build a roundabout junction on his property. Hans Fekkes’s Indianapolis property has decreased fifteen feet following the construction that began in the first week of June.

Fekkes rejected an initial offer of $9,500 for the spot because he opposed the proposed development on the property. He also took issue with the city’s decision not to install a privacy fence or other barrier to block the light beaming into his home from passing cars.

Construction is underway, according to Fekkes, without his formal consent, and to settle on a few details, such as a berm with flora or a fence to block the lights. They had to buy the area from him since they wanted more footage than what was available via eminent domain. They told him that a stoplight would be more expensive to install than a roundabout. Fekkes expressed disbelief in that claim.

The attorney fighting for Fekkes’ client argues that the city’s roundabout construction is the real problem, not the land seizure. Fekkes has characterized the situation as a continual nightmare, saying that trucks building the roundabout had crushed his sewer pipe and cost him twenty thousand dollars in repairs so far.

Although they chose not to respond, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works reaffirmed its commitment to providing competitive pay, according to expert evaluations. According to their message, the city employs appraisers who are either contracted or chosen by the court to guarantee reasonable and fair bids.

An improved path for pedestrians and an underground rainwater drainage system will be installed as part of a $2 million project to be completed next summer. A court order was granted for the city to proceed with the construction. Mayor Joe Hogsett believes the new roundabout will help in an area that experiences heavy congestion during rush hours.