Does sale of lot signal another business coming to Mt. Pleasant?
By MEGAN COOPER
Mt. Pleasant News
The county has an offer on the table for the 5.2 acres that remain just north of Savannah Street in the Crossroads Business Park.
JKV Enterprises L.L.C. (Joe D. Vela and Kaci Vela) from Iowa City, offered to purchase 5.2 acres for the price of $150,000, chairman Marc Lindeen informed the board during the Henry County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Wednesday.
“Kiley (Miller) brought the offer in this morning,” said Lindeen. “We will put it on the agenda for next week and we will discuss it.” Miller is the executive vice-president of Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance.
The 5.2 acres will be just south of where the Edodontics Specialists L.L.C. business will be going up this spring.
“We aren’t sure exactly what they are going to be building there as of yet, but when we discuss it next week we will have more information,” said Lindeen.
Henry County Engineer Jake Hotchkiss presented a resolution before the board to hire TD’s Carpentry for the equipment storage building, which he had eight bids to choose from.
“They were the best choice for what I wanted,” said Hotchkiss. “We were able to get the alternates as well for a total of $157,917. Their completion date is going to be around Sept. 5, 2014. I wanted it to be completed by fall so we have the storage space before next winter. I’m assuming, I don’t know for sure yet, they will start building sometime in May, but that’s weather pending of course.”
The board approved the resolution to hire TD’s Carpentry for the project.
Up next in board business, Hotchkiss told the board about more snow removal, which isn’t coming as much of a surprise these days.
“Basically, we’ve been out removing what we can,” said Hotchkiss. “The guys are working diligently. It’s a slow process and it’s been a long winter.”
The engineer told the board that the crews have been working on snow removal, some brush cutting, spotting rock in some areas on gravel roads and preparing equipment to haul rock when the roads clear up.
“We also loaded up the motor grader we sold on Gov.Deals and closed 230th Street, west of Benton Avenue on Thursday,” said Hothckiss. “I would also like to remind everyone the gravel roads are still going to be difficult. We are spotting rock where we can but it’s going to be a couple more weeks, if not more, before it’s back to normal. I really appreciate your patience. We really are doing what we can. We just need more dry, sunny and windy days. Stay in the center of the gravel road, it’s the best spot.”
The engineer told the board that with a winter like this one, it’s inevitable it will be a rough spring.
“We have a lot of plugged pipes out there. Some are completely frozen and that will just take time to unthaw. We just have to let Mother Nature run its course. The roads are our first priority and we have been out just about every day. We’ve had at least one crew out, but most days it’s been two crews, we are trying to get the water off the road,” said Hotchkiss.
In other board news, Wendy Mather was elected to the Mt. Union City Council during the special city election on March 4.
“There was one person on the ballot and that was Wendy (Mather). They had one write-in who was Dick Moore. Mather received 31 votes and Moore received three. She (Mather) was the person they wanted to appoint, but had to hold a special election so the town had a say,” said Henry County Auditor Shelly Barber.
The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet again in regular session on Tuesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. in the board room at the courthouse.