The town took over the property several months ago and paid some $19,000 to have an unsafe house demolished along with cleanup of the property. The Board had hoped to sell the property for residential use with a stipulation that a house be built within two years. When the property didn’t sell, that time limit stipulation was released.
One offer received was for $14,000 while the second offer was for the full $19,000. Council member Wattenbarger said they were rejecting the offers since the perspective buyers wanted to erect storage facilities on the property rather than a residential dwelling.
It was noted that the property would have to be rezoned for storage business.
Carol Anders Correspondent