New London looks to set price on West Adams lots
BY KARYN SPORY
Mt. Pleasant News
It looks as if the New London City Council may finally be ready to set a price on the residential lots on West Adams Street.
During a work session last month the council took a look at the land and plotted out the lots. The council determined the future homes could be built over 3.3 acres of land, which had been divided into six parcels. The sixth parcel would remain part of the city as it encompasses a large ditch. The five remaining plots had a width of 100 feet, but as the council took a harder look at the city’s zoning regulations, they believed a width of 110 feet might make the land more desirable.
At that point the council had discussed setting a price on the land. Councilman Greg Malott felt a flat rate would be more marketable, while Frank Staley thought the buyers should pay a rate determined by how much land their lot had.
Previously, the council had tossed around the idea of charging $15,000 per lot.
Another item on the agenda will be purchasing the property of 103 West Washington Street.
In January, the council approved submitting an offer of $64,100 on the former lumberyard office. The council believed, despite needing some work, the building would make a great community hall. The city’s current community hall, located at 106 North Division Street is out of date and requires a long list of repairs.
The council is set to discuss a possible closing date on the property.
Moving onto new business, the council will take a look at logos for the city slogan “Gateway to Geode State Park.”
In October the council approved picking up the city’s former moniker. Since then, the council set it to the residents to come up with some possible logo options. The council will select two or three to be designed and then allow a public vote. Logos were due to the city office last week and will be discussed during Tuesday’s meeting.
Also during the meeting, the council will discuss dates for the 2017 summer movies as well as concerts in City Park.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the City Office.