In re Powell

The Commonwealth Court reviewed an order of the Court of Common Pleas that overruled a property owner’s preliminary objections in a condemnation action. The primary issues were whether a municipal authority had the power to condemn the property to install electric transmission lines and whether the municipal agency adequately described the property sought to be taken. The Commonwealth Court reversed, ruling in favor of the condemnee on both issues. The Court found that the Municipal Authorities Act did not grant the necessary power to the municipal authority. Moreover, a tax map with an outline of the property was an insufficient description of the property to be taken.

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