- Keep the property - there aren't any more large pieces of land in case the city needs to expand their facilities (city hall, police and 911 call center, library, meeting rooms, etc.).
- There is no long range plan for what facilities the city will need in the future, so hold the property until a firm plan is formulated.
- Sell the property as soon as possible. It should never have been purchased in the first placee and has been a financial drag on the city ever since.
- Sell the property, all city services should be kept downtown anyway (except police, 911 call center and facilities maintenance - Lake Grove can have those).
- We can't afford the WEB or remodeling or replacing current facilities - make do with what we have.
- Do whatever is financially responsible. The Budget Committee has not looked at the financial side, and one speaker said the property may not have been widely advertised for the best offers.
- Shouldn't we know what the buyer wants to do with the property before we sell it?
The City Council decided unanimously to hold off on a decision to sell until the next council meeting on October 8. Everyone hopes that they will give a rationale to either keep or sell the property that takes into account current and future needs of the city and options that make sense.