I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
Over the weekend, I heard a rumor from a couple of different people that there is interest in the old Kohl's site again. The consensus was that the City was interested in purchasing the land at the discounted rate. My question is, if the City is interested in purchasing the land, who is going to be responsible for the clean up? There is a strong thought that the land that once was home to a gas station still has a tank underground. If in fact that there is a gas tank underground and the City is in fact going to do the clean up of the land, are they going to do a complete job and remove the gas tank?
If the City does buy the land and does a proper clean up, what is the cost? Numbers mentioned were between $3.5 to $4 million dollars. If the City does cover all of these costs, what is the City going to sell the property for? As was pointed out at the Neighborhood Watch meeting last week with most of the candidates present, we can not sell property for $1, like the IcePort property. Anybody interested in the property must show that they are commited to the project by investing a significant amount of money. I am all for helping somebody committed to a project, but without a strong commitment from the purchaser, I would have a difficult time time just giving away any property.