County To Acquire, Demolish House In Pinoak Lane Flooding Project

January 7, 2019

A project is underway to eliminate frequent flooding on Pinoak Lane in Cantonment.

This project consists of acquisition and demolition of a single-family residence at 1000 Pinoak Lane. The land will be returned to natural open space with deed restrictions. This project is FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project.

Pinoak Lane is a dead end residential street east off Highway 29 just south of Quintette Road.

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12 Responses to “County To Acquire, Demolish House In Pinoak Lane Flooding Project”

  1. dishearted on January 9th, 2019 9:54 am

    there has to be ACCOUNTABILITY, those who oked the build sould be heald accountable.

  2. Tessy on January 8th, 2019 7:05 am

    Valerie, I am sorry you and your family have gone through this awful and expensive mess because someone wanted to pack their mistake off on you. Thank you and your husband for your service to our country. What people don’t understand about buying a house is all you have to rely on is what the real estate agents tell you and the previous homeowners. We’ll be praying for you.

  3. Valerie Owner of property on January 7th, 2019 8:08 pm

    To answer the person about suing the previous owners and agent. We did seek out legal advice. The cost was $1000 that we didn’t have at the time to find out that we did have a case but it would come at a cost. They would have the option of making us move out of the house so they could sell it again while we still would have to make the mortgage payment or they could buy it back if they had the money or could get another mortgage on the house. This is if we won the case. Tell me who in their right mind would buy a house that they know floods? If I had known I wouldn’t have. A case like this could have cost us more then $10,000 just to start it. We just lost everything we owned including our savings to rebuild. Really didn’t have that kind of money to start a lawsuit. And by the way, we are the taxpayers paying for this. At our age we’ve more than paid for this house with the taxes we paid in.

  4. Dawnmarie on January 7th, 2019 6:35 pm

    Why wouldn’t you sue the agent and seller(s). Why are tax payers paying for this?

  5. CW on January 7th, 2019 5:12 pm

    Hopefully some of the materials (windows, cabinets, etc..) can be salvaged and donated to Habitat for Humanity. It would be a shame for it all to go in a landfill.

  6. wilykyote on January 7th, 2019 3:12 pm

    Bought lot in subdivision years ago…would get wet with big rain
    but no flooding . Don’t know what has happened but when floods
    now the road is flooded on south-end and can’t get out.

  7. Valerie on January 7th, 2019 1:59 pm

    I am the owner of this property that floods every time it rains. The house was built in 2004. We moved here and bought the house from the original owner, July 2008. The original owner signed a full disclosure stating that the house never flooded. We determined that was not true by pictures given to us, after we flooded, from the neighbors showing his cars flooded by the garage and you could tell the water had entered the garage. We moved here, after my husband retired from the Navy, to help my mom take care of my dad that had just been diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and given 6 months to live. He lived longer than expected but passed Jan. 2011. The morning of March 28, 2009 we had to be rescued from the house. The water was almost 2 foot deep in the house and still rising. We not only lost everything in the house but both our vehicles as well. At that time we did not have flood insurance, we acquired it after that flood. It flooded in the home again during the April 2014 rains. If it rains over 4 inches it’s up to my porch, anything above that will have in coming in the garage, at 5-6 inches it’s in the house. We tried to get the county to clean out areas that we knew were issues with drainage and asked if they could buy the property to our west, which was for sale at one point, and put in a large drainage pond. They said nothing would help with our property or our house flooding. We have over 7 dry creek beds that run directly to our property from the north and east; they also said our house sits in the lowest point of Cantonment.

  8. Don Neese on January 7th, 2019 11:13 am

    The water can’t drain. When the new weigh station was built the culvert size under 29 was decreased. The drainage hasn’t been cleaned out in over 25 yrs. The State has been promising us for 25 yrs it would be taken care of. What used to be a large, deep ditch is now filled in with trees and dirt. There is no need to destroy this home.

  9. thankful on January 7th, 2019 9:25 am

    The property directly across the street was for sale for years. About 5 years ago we were interested in purchasing it. We knew some of it was wet, but thought there was enough room to build also. The owner of this house came outside and told us the history of her house flooding from county drainage issues. She explained at times the houses at the end of the street could not access their homes due to the way the Hwy 29 drainage was directed.

    This family has had a rough decade with the flooding issues. I am forever grateful for her honesty and willingness to speak to us.

  10. MSawyer on January 7th, 2019 9:10 am

    I am shocked at several places builders have been given permits to build…. Flood zones and especially off 297A!!! Yet they continue to get permits for subdivisions that will end up underwater!

  11. Me... on January 7th, 2019 7:27 am

    Looks like a brand ew house! Why was it even built on that property?

  12. joy bryant on January 7th, 2019 6:52 am

    wasn’t it the builders as well as the permit department responsible for making certain the land is the right parcel to sell?? They should get a darn nice penny for this – all they did was build a home in good faith

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