Orchard City is making plans to place its Eckert equipment storage facility on the market for sale.
The stone structure was at one time, six or eight years ago, considered a possible candidate to serve as the town hall.
Architectural drawings and plans were drawn up for a complete remodeling. But the project did not go forward.
Prior to that the building housed the District #2 county road department shop.
The town uses the building now for storage of water utility supplies and has used it to store equipment.
This year's town budget calls for construction of a new storage building for water utility and shop supplies to be located "next to the town hall."
That project is budgeted to cost $80,000. Trustees discussed the issue at a Jan. 4 work session and expressed hope that sale of the Eckert building will contribute funds to offset costs of the new building.
At that work session, trustees discussed a broad range of options with the consensus being to list the Eckert building with a local realtor at $89,000.
A local realtor provided some "comparative sales" in arriving at an estimated value of $90,000 to $115,000. Trustees had much discussion over those figures, and in the end agreed that the building could be of some real value to the right person.
The board is scheduled to make a final decision on the possible listing at its regular meeting on Jan. 11. Other business on that agenda includes the following items:
• Appointments to trustee committees;
• Requests by private pipeline companies for extensions on meeting water contract requirements;
• Action on the Best Neighbor and Proffitt subdivisions;
• And, presentation of the student of the month award.blog comments powered by Disqus