Archive for Monday, July 17, 2006

Land purchase to be discussed by city, county

July 17, 2006


A special closed-door executive session between Lawrence city commissioners and Douglas County commissioners is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. today to discuss a possible real estate acquisition.

Althought the exact reason for the closed session has not yet been revealed, city and county leaders have been discussing possibly buying the former Farmland Industries site just east of Lawrence. Also, the city is in the process of making a major land purchase for a new sewer treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River.

The meeting will be at Fire Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave. City commissioners will also have a study session to discuss the city budget at 7 p.m. at the fire station.

For more on this story, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Tuesday's Journal-World.


Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 8 months ago

no idea waste time and stay out of heat i guess. They never do anything productive so it is a waste.

mumbojumbo 11 years, 8 months ago

If you buy it how much will my taxes go up so you can clean the site? When will you start considering the cost to the residents of Lawrence?

spammer89 11 years, 8 months ago

great waste our money, our city commissioners and Douglas County commissioners, are a bunch of idiots, I thought a private party was interested in the land, I may be wrong.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 8 months ago

I thought so also spammer no idea what is up with that but I think it would be better for dg county and law. if it was sold to a private party.

lunacydetector 11 years, 8 months ago

bozo says: 'who am i, why am i here?'
.........oh,......... 'filbert!' (when she has nothing to say, as usual)

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 8 months ago

Nope-- just doing my best to offer up an alternative to the busy poster with absolutely nothing to say, but who still has the urge to post.

My gift to the forum is donated especially in your honor, luny.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 8 months ago

A couple of facts:

We don't know that they are even discussing the Farmland property.

Even if they are discussing it, there are no approved (by the bankruptcy court) offers to take over this land, and there is absolutey no guarantee that the city and county won't eventually get stuck with some major clean-up costs even if a private company does get control of that land.

monkeyhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Is this in the new budget??? Or, has it been there all along, forcing our taxes to increase 2 mils ++++++?

This is not your thing, amigos. Don't be so presumptuous as to think that you can now safely restore contaminated ground. And for what purpose? So you can sell it for pennies to another one of your "buds"?

Let the private investors sink their money into that site, not the taxpayers.

Steve Jacob 11 years, 8 months ago

The question has too be do you trust a large for-profit business to clean up the place without cutting corners?

Godot 11 years, 8 months ago

More than I trust the city of Lawrence. Lawrence cannot even take care of its streets and sewers, and its code enforcement deparment, with four inspectors, only inspects 321 properties in 32 months. There is no way I would trust this crew to clean up Farmland.

Berserk 11 years, 8 months ago

Whoa whoa whoa....

Why don't they make money off the land, and bring more tax dollars to Lawrence in the aftermath..

Know how?

I do.

Go talk to the people that wanted to build the Oz themepark at the Sunflower Ammunition plant.

Not only can you swindle them into paying you ungodly amounts of money for it, but they will have to do the cleanup, and the tourist money will just come rocketing in.

How bout that!?

Pwnd by the Berserk.

Godot 11 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, berserk, the track record of this crowd is to pay full price (or more) for land and sell it for a fraction of the cost to certain interested parties.....for the good of the community, of course.

LogicMan 11 years, 8 months ago

Any (leaked?) news on what land was discussed in the meeting?

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