Greg and Tim Korte of K&K Real Estate,
Highland, asked if the city would cover the cost of running sewer up
to the property line. This would be 250 feet from the nearest
manhole on Tremont Street.
Sewer manager Grant Eaton suggested that it would be to the city's
advantage if the city would run sewer along the undeveloped area to
the north of the property along Limit Street. The Tremont sewer
would be at maximum with the addition. Running along Limit Street
would save additional expense and time in the case other businesses
would like to build in the area. This extension would increase the
total line to 960 linear feet.
An additional advantage to running
it along Limit Street would be that frequent flooding in the area
would be relieved.
The representatives were told that
the city would welcome their development and is ready to work with
them. Mayor Beth Davis asked if Dollar General would be willing to
pay for a portion of the installation.
City attorney Bill Bates also
mentioned that it was recently discovered on another commercial
development that contractors can sometimes get better prices since
they are already working the site. The city worked with a developer
for the new Coy Car Center subdivision and through a joint venture
paid only $40 per linear foot. Bates inquired if Korte would look
into this possibility.
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The conservative ballpark figure
Eaton suggests for the city to get this done is an estimated
$100-$125 per linear foot. This would mean a cost of either $25,000
or $95,000, depending on the option the city chooses.
Greg Korte agreed that he thought
they could probably get a better price and he would look into it.
Committee chairman Buzz Busby said,
"Before the city gets started on the sewer, I would like to see a
building permit and a go for everything."
The developers said they would take
the information to Dollar General Store.
The development time is dependent on
permits and approval, including IDOT, but the sooner the better,