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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Surplus nearly finished for City Hall, pocket park


March 10, 2022

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The city council accepted bids for the former city hall, and the pocket park lot in downtown Waitsburg. Interested parties were asked to include 'proposals for use' in their bids. Above is the conceptual sketch submitted by the Bennetts showing the lot as outside space for American 35, their restaurant opening in Spring 2022.

WAITSBURG-Since accepting bids for two properties on Main Street last month, the city sees the surplus process coming to an end by the March City Council meeting.

The sale of 124 Main Street, the lot that the City of Waitsburg purchased as a pocket park in 2018, was tabled in November after the council questioned the real estate policy and its lack of flexibility in accepting bids. The first call for bids gave the city only three options after receiving qualified bids: accept the highest offer, reject all bids, or table the decision. The City Council rejected all bids and worked with the ci...

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