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[APRIL 7, 2004]  Following a difficult year of cutbacks the city continued to look for additional revenues or more cost-cutting measures. Mayor Beth Davis had the Grounds, Buildings and Local Improvements Committee review the current holdings of city properties.

Alderman Derrick Crane, working with City Clerk Melanie Riggs and City Attorney Bill Bates, identified four city properties that are no longer of use. The properties are spread out from each other and are under a variety of zoning classifications.

The properties are now being offered up for sale by written bid due by 5 p.m. May 5.

Tract 1, zoned I-1 (industrial and multiple other broad uses), sits to the west edge of the city, just off Woodlawn Road/Route 10 and Connolley Road.

Tract 2, zoned C-1 (commercial use), is a vacant lot near downtown, at the southeast corner of Kickapoo and Pekin streets, kitty-corner to the library. It is suitable for most businesses.


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Tract 3, zoned C-2, is near downtown Broadway and Logan streets, commonly known as the Logan Street parking lot, near the food pantry.

Tract 4, zoned R-2 (residential) is located at Fifth and Adams Street. It is known as the "old polling place." It is hoped that funds can be found to move the building to another site and preserve it as a historic building.

Further details about the location of the parcels and the bidding process will be found in the classifieds when the information is released.

[Jan Youngquist]

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