Sheryl Haflich of Madera stands in her yard where the lawn and trees have dried up and died after her well went dry over a year ago. The Haflichs’ home lies just outside the boundaries of Construction Package 1, where the California High-Speed Rail Authority is buying property for its right of way. The authority says it’s close to finalizing a policy that will allow it to work with the Haflichs and finally acquire their property — which no one else will touch because of the rail route. The dry well adds to their hardship in trying to market the property and potentially affecting the appraisals on which the rail authority’s offer would be based.
Sheryl Haflich of Madera stands in her yard where the lawn and trees have dried up and died after her well went dry over a year ago. The Haflichs’ home lies just outside the boundaries of Construction Package 1, where the California High-Speed Rail Authority is buying property for its right of way. The authority says it’s close to finalizing a policy that will allow it to work with the Haflichs and finally acquire their property — which no one else will touch because of the rail route. The dry well adds to their hardship in trying to market the property and potentially affecting the appraisals on which the rail authority’s offer would be based. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Sheryl Haflich of Madera stands in her yard where the lawn and trees have dried up and died after her well went dry over a year ago. The Haflichs’ home lies just outside the boundaries of Construction Package 1, where the California High-Speed Rail Authority is buying property for its right of way. The authority says it’s close to finalizing a policy that will allow it to work with the Haflichs and finally acquire their property — which no one else will touch because of the rail route. The dry well adds to their hardship in trying to market the property and potentially affecting the appraisals on which the rail authority’s offer would be based. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Madera family still can't sell home in high-speed rail's path

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