County to consider buying land for industrial park at meeting

Feb. 18, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

County Commission will consider whether to purchase property from former Commissioner Ken Whaley at its regular meeting on Monday.

Commissioners were originally to vote on the whether to purchase the property for use as a new industrial park at their last meeting, which was held in December.

Whaley is offering a 115-acre tract of property north of Interstate 40 on Snyder Road for $7.4 million, and has offered to grade it to the county’s specifications and include a road bed at no additional cost. The budget committee recommended the purchase.

However, commissioners delayed the vote so they could more fully consider three other tracts, and they reviewed information about all four proprieties at a recent workshop.

Commissioners don’t have to make a decision on the other properties, but are expected to decide Monday whether to buy the Whaley property.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. today at the County Courthouse.

Commission will also consider:

n Appointment of a county historian

n A new road list

n A proposed TDOT project

n Rezoning property on Douglas Dam Road from agricultural use to rural commercial use