How Not To Treat A Veteran

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This Veteran’s Day, I honor my father, M.D. Hill.
Dad served in the Korean War onboard the USS Henry W. Tucker DD 875.
He was blessed enough to come home from military action and he lived the American Dream. He started a family, built an electrical business from scratch, employing hundreds of people during 31 years of being in business.
He and my mother scrimped and saved and invested their capital in land here in the Pioneer Mills community. This investment was wise and was intended to fund my parent’s retirement.
Being good neighbors, they allowed a right-of-way for a sewer line extension across their property to allow our good neighbors, Freeman and Helen Jones to develop their Cedarvale Farm property.
My parents only asked for a modest compensation. The developer would construct a “Grantor Sewer Line”, which would allow my parents to develop their property as they saw fit.
The deadline for constructing this sewer line was August 30, 2007. Over 11 years later, still no sewer line…

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Korean War Veteran Shafted By Greedy Developers

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My name is Thomas Hill.

Below is a “Cliff Notes” version of my family’s story…

A story of an elderly US Navy Korean War Veteran and his disabled wife…

My elderly parents…

M.D. and Shirley Hill signed a “Deed Of Sewer And Easement” in May 2004. This would allow the development of the Cedarvale Farms subdivision. Without such an agreement, the subdivision would have never seen the light of day.

In exchange for the privilege of having the sewer line constructed across their land, the developer would construct a “Grantor Sewer Line”, which would extend approximately 1,500 linear feet along the creek crossing the Hill’s property with seven Laterals. This would enable the Hill’s to develop their property as they saw fit.

The deadline for commencing the Grantor Sewer Line was August 30. 2007. The developer missed the deadline. Being good and reasonable neighbors, the Hill’s granted not one, but two deadline extensions. The Hills bent over backwards to help make this development possible.

What have the Hill’s received for their good deeds and efforts?

Absolutely nothing!

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