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Electric City rejects land offer

Mosquito district will build a shop


The Electric City Council rejected an offer from Grant County Mosquito District 2 to sell the city a 10-foot by 90-foot strip of land on property it owns on Coulee Boulevard, where it plans to build a pole building for its headquarters.

The mosquito district, in a letter to the city, said that a survey of its property showed that Kent Street encroaches 15 feet onto its property and also that the city’s fire hydrant is also on its property.

The district was asking $1.81 a square foot for the property, and for the city to waive its hookup fees for water and sewer connections.

Electric City’s public works director, Ken Dexter, advised the council to turn the offer down.

The strip of land in question is property the mosquito district recently purchased and where it plans to build a 40-foot by 80-foot steel, pole headquarters building that will house the district’s shop, office and meeting space.

The offer to sell the 15-foot strip of land to the city would cost Electric City $1,629. In addition, the waiving of water and sewer hookup fees would total $1,750 for water and $1,025 for sewers, bringing the city’s total cost to $4,404.

The council voted unanimously to reject the mosquito district’s offer.

The district’s letter stated that it hoped to go out to bid on its building sometime this month.

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