The Orchard City Town Board dealt with two real estate matters during a special meeting held on Feb. 1.
Following a 20-minute executive session the trustees approved purchase of 3.3 acres adjoining the Eckert water tank.
The property is needed to clear up right-of-way issues. The tank was erected encroaching on private property.
It was bought with two shares of Surface Creek Ditch and Reservoir Company valued at $22,000 each. The property will have to go through an administrative subdivision process with the county.
In a separate real estate matter, the trustees rejected an offer on the Eckert storage building and submitted a counter offer at the asking price.
In other business at recent meetings, the Orchard City town Board has dealt with the following matters:
• The board has approved purchase of new computers for town hall staff, and new hand tools for public works.
• Trustees approved an ordinance on second reading that vacates the Best Neighbor subdivision.
• The board heard and granted a request by Charlie Beals, representing Lucille Beals and the Beals domestic water pipeline. The request was for more time to get documents signed under the town's new private pipeline service policy. Beals explained that a neighbor who needs to sign documents will not be able to do so until after the March 1 deadline.
Town Clerk Melissa Oelke verified that the neighbor would be able to sign the documents, and the trustees agreed to a deadline extension until March 30.blog comments powered by Disqus