ribbon cutting ceremony for the “up the hill project”
On July 5, 2017 attorney Adam Ripple attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the CSAH 3/2nd Street Project in Sauk Rapids– referred to as the “Up the Hill Project.” Rinke Noonan assisted Benton County and the City of Sauk Rapids in the acquisition of 11 commercial parcels and 24 residential parcels, which included the relocation of 11 households. The project consisted of converting the corridor from 2 lanes to 4, the addition of roundabouts and a lighted intersection, the addition of sidewalk and trails, and storm-water improvements. Although the government had the power of eminent domain to condemn properties, Rinke Noonan was able to acquire all the residential properties voluntarily. Rinke Noonan also administered relocation benefits to displaced persons over the past 18 months to ensure that affected property owners were treated fairly and received all benefits and protections provided by law.