Chairman Sherri Rollins called the July 14 meeting to order and announced that the depot lease had been executed. She said the final document was a certificate of insurance, which was received and forwarded to Norfolk Southern.
DDA member Bert King said the depot cannot be occupied where it is and repairs can be made but not improvements.
“Now it’s a matter of holding onto it until we can move it. Our next step is to find out how much they want for it so we can buy it,” he said.
King said the value of the depot on county tax records is $7,000. He said he has encouraged the railroad to donate the building to the city but has gotten no response.
“I appreciate all the good work that was done before I came on board that made this possible,” he said.
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