NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

MARCH 25, 2008

 

 

President Perrin opened the meeting at 5:02 p.m.  Council members present were John Perrin, Terry Spencer, Joe Noonan, Scott Alspach and Don Harris.   Also present were Clerk-Treasurer Maribeth Alspach, Attorney Lee Robbins, PW Supt. Jim Lasiter and Office Manager Cindy Yates.  

 

President Perrin states that the purpose of this Special Meeting is to decide if there is a desire by the council to move forward with the possibility of purchasing property at 330 Whiteland Road for a Community Center and possible relocation of some offices and departments.

 

Attorney Robbins states that he has prepared a draft Option Agreement based on some of the items discussed in the last meeting.  Robbins suggests offering the Seller a 45 day option agreement with an offer of $1,500,000.00 for the Real Estate.  Robbins adds that we should include the personal property in this agreement as well. Robbins also recommends including a consideration term which would require the Buyer (Town) to pay for 2 appraisals and an architectural survey of the property.  Copies of these reports and any other reports or inspections ordered by the Buyer would be given to the Seller in the event the Buyer did not exercise the option to purchase the property at the end of the 45 days at no cost to the Seller.

 

Councilman Harris moves to approve the draft Option Agreement with a revision to include “and all personal property” in the Option and to authorize Council President Perrin to execute the Option Agreement once it has been prepared.  Councilman Alspach seconds the motion.  Vote 5 affirmative.

 

Attorney Robbins will prepare the agreement.  Council President Perrin will stop by the Attorney’s office tomorrow, March 26th and execute the agreement.  Attorney Robbins will deliver the Option Agreement to the Seller.  Should the Seller accept this 45 day option, the Council will schedule a Public Hearing to allow the residents to see the facility and voice their opinions.

 

Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

____________________________

Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer

 

 

 

Approved: _____________________________  

                 John Perrin, President