Town Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2010 - 6:30 PM

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Present: Mayor Thomas O’Dell, Recorder-Treasurer Diane Bowe

ALD: Herb Hawkins, Kathy Hansen, Dennis Pinkley, Darlene Gregory

Absent: Ald. Kathleen Shields

Guest: Rick Austin

Mayor O’Dell called the meeting to order at 6:35 PM and declared a quorum was present.

Agenda for special meeting: property acquisition; bid on cleaning south side of ditch on BC74/Woods Lodge Road.

Rick Austin explained he is going to have to sell his property, and would like to give the Town first option on the property, for $150,000. The .73 acre lot adjacent to the town/park property is appraised by the county at $14,100 and the .78 acre lot with the 40’ X 100’ metal building is appraised at $136,240. Mr. Austin cannot just sell the lot next to the park and needs to sell both pieces of property or none.

Mayor O’Dell would like to purchase the property for a future road department building and in the mean time explained the town can rent/lease the building for more than we are making on our monies in a money market account. The vacant lot, adjacent to the park, can always be used as parking, which is greatly needed, during annual community events.

Council would like to have a market analysis done.

Mr. Austin agreed to pay up to $650 on closing and associated costs.

After full discussion, Ald. Pinkley moved the town appropriate the funds and take the necessary steps to purchase the properties under discussion, for $150,000. Ald. Hansen seconded the motion. All approved. Motion carried.

Minutes of Special Meeting
January 27, 2010
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Mayor O’Dell asked all council members to look at the south ditch line on BC 74/Woods Lodge Road prior to regular meeting, February 9th.

Ald. Hansen, seconded by Ald. Hawkins, moved the meeting be adjourned at 7:30 PM. All approved. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Bowen
Recorder- Treasurer

Mayor Thomas O’Dell

Recorder-Treasurer Diane Bowen

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