Letter: Frank Volberg, Purcellville

In the current dispute between Rockland owners and the new Whites ferry owner, the latter is trying to use eminent domain to seize private land from Rockland for the Virginia side landing. 

This dispute should be negotiated between the two parties and a compromise reached. Eminent domain has no place in this situation. 

Although opening Whites Ferry does have public benefit, this is a dispute between farm owners and a for-profit entity. The only fair outcome is negotiated compromise.

Frank Volberg, Purcellville

One thought on “Letter: Frank Volberg, Purcellville

  • 2021-09-18 at 10:21 am

    I don’t dispute Frank’s logic but I do wonder if this type of long term difficulty arises because we don’t have federal representation competent enough to resolve long standing interstate issues. (interstate commerce is the jurisdiction of the federal government). Interstate commutation over the Point of Rocks bridge and the usurpation of all of Dulles Airport land by the federal government as if the parking lots were a national security risk are just two examples of our lack of attentive federal representation in my opinion. Most states have a riparian boundary they cooperate over yet Virginia and Maryland are still stuck in Civil War times. Maybe thats why it seems so critical of local Virginia officials to get rid of Civil War statues as if Maryland is going to notice and treat us like a real state! 🙂

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