Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2011

County to purchase additional property

August 25, 2011


Douglas County commissioners Wednesday authorized County Administrator Craig Weinaug to send an offer to Printing Solutions for a parcel of land in the Franklin Business Park.

The offer to the company is one of two potential property acquisitions the county included as part of a plan to build a new Public Works facility near Douglas County Jail, 3601 E. 25th St.

The original property to be purchased by the county covers approximately 34 acres. The two additional purchase offers would serve to give the future facility more room to expand and grow, though a timeline for the process has not been set.

The land addition gives the county control of the Board of Trustees of the covenants, which ultimately will provide the downtown homeless shelter with the ability to relocate.

As laid out in the proposed agreement in late July, the county will offer Printing Solutions the 2011 county-appraised price of $250,000 for the property, which includes Hillcrest Wrecker. The other parcel included in the land acquisition plan was that of the Taylor Property, also adjacent to the Franklin Business Park. No formal offer to purchase that property has been made by the county.


Richard Heckler 6 years, 10 months ago

Why are taxpayers buying land that occupies a business?

Wouldn't vacant property cost less?

Craig Weinaug 6 years, 10 months ago

The land owned by printing solutions is vacant.

Getaroom 6 years, 10 months ago

Take it easy Merrill, you are going to wake up Snappy again and who needs that? Why not ask this question at the next county meeting since all the information has yet to be reported in an article?

clarkentsman 6 years, 10 months ago

Craig, is there any consideration being given to consolidation of some/all of the township maintenance facilities to reduce costs.

honestone 6 years, 10 months ago

GREAT! We have money to buy property! let's buy something we really need.

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