Monday, February 9, 2009
EDC Approves Remington Rand Clean Up
The city of Middletown stands to lose up to $100,000 in a reduction of sale price for the Remington Rand property to TWB Properties if clean-up is not conducted.
John Moore, property manager for the city at the Remington Rand, showed photographs of "15,000 square feet of junk," left behind on the second floor of the building by now-defunct Buddy's Moving and Storage. The tangle of old furniture, personal belongings and used clothing is what's left of city-directed evictions.
Moore proposed a scenario which would cost $15,000-$20,000 to clean up the space. The Economic Development Committee, in a bid to save the majority of the $100,000 reduction in the sale price, approved a measure to request a bid waiver to allow the clean-up to proceed.
In other business, the EDC voted to write a letter of support for Georgine Sherman's plans to move the paddle-boat Becky Thatcher from Ohio to Middletown.
The EDC decided not to take up further discussion of prioritization of shovel-ready projects when the list of eight designated projects could not be procured until after adjournment, when a member of the public, Trevor Davis, found it in a January Middletown Eye story on his iPhone.
The remainder of discussion of old business was postponed until the town planner returned for next month's meeting.