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|Upgrades & Grant Program On Council Agenda, NO Armory Discussion
|If you were hoping the Galesburg City Council might have some developments to announce for the whatever will become of the old National Guard Armory, keep waiting.
No such discussion is on the agenda for Monday night's Galesburg City Council meeting.
City Manager Dane Bragg said on his blog last week that negotiations began last month with what he called the "preferred developer". Bragg writes that of the two proposals for the North Broad Street armory, both had plans to make at least part of the property rental units. A due dillegence period has to end before a final deal can be worked out.
The city took ownershp of the armory in 2008, not long after Guard units in Galesburg and Monmouth moved to a new facility on Linwood Road. The City of Monmouth recently worked out a leasing agreement to use its armory as a community center.
The Galesburg City Council Monday will consider a measure to establish a grant program for existing and start-up businesses looking to provide, in the city's words, new and innovative business opportunities.
Aldermen will also consider roughly $250,000 worth of technology and cable infrastructure upgrades in support of the city's conversion to a voice-over-internet protocol communications system, for all the city's properties.
Bragg, among other items, is also expected to give an update on the formulation of his "Galesburg Advantage" economic development plan when the council meets at 7:30 p-m in council chambers at City Hall.
You can find a link to Bragg's city manager's blog online by CLICKING HERE.
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