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Case No. 19-0123

Douglas D. Hickman and Susan A. Hickman
Ringgold County, Iowa


Douglas D. Hickman and Susan A. Hickman


Ringgold County, Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert W. Goodwin

Attorney for the Appellee

Jami J. Hagemeier

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Ringgold County, John D. Lloyd, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ.  Lloyd, S.J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Douglas and Susan Hickman appeal the district court’s denial of injunctive relief regarding their challenge to Ringgold County’s condemnation of a portion of their land, contending Iowa Code section 6A.22 (2018) “restricts and prohibits the authority of a county to condemn private land to facilitate private use and/or for economic development.”  OPINION HOLDS: Because the County was statutorily authorized to upgrade the road, we affirm the court’s dismissal of the Hickmans’ challenge to the County’s condemnation notice. 

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