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|City Council Takes Building Purchase Vote Monday Night
|Most of their talking will be done behind closed doors, but the Galesburg City Council will take an open vote Monday night on whether it wants to purchase a shuttered building for the eventual use of its public works department.
Aldermen will meet, primarily in closed session, Monday night to discuss the potential purchase of 200 South Henderson Street. The purchase of property is permissible under state law to be discussed under the closed session sections of the state's Open Meetings Act, but aldermen will have to come out of that session and take a public vote.
The City has said it wants to purchase the building, essentially next to its current water plant and other city operations, so that it can move its street department operations there. F & M Bank is currently asking $115,000 from the city for the property, less than its appraised value.
City Engineer Wayne Carl says a study was done of a number of properties in order to move street operations to and says it was determined that 200 South Henderson Street might be the best bit.
The city, however, wants to eventually make a million dollars of repairs and improvements to the facility, including the building of a road salt storage facility. Most of it is stored outdoors now, making it somewhat hard to use.
Aldermen will meet starting at 6:30pm Monday in City Hall.
(City Manager Dane Bragg and Fourth Ward Alderman Corrine Andersen, left, talk inside 200 S. Henderson St. April 19, while Mayor Sal Garza, in yellow, walks. WGIL News Story and File Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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