BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice is nearly done with the issue of a downtown condemned building site, and battling the problem ended up costing the city a total of about $210,000.
Monday night, the Beatrice City Council approved acquiring 407 Court Street from owner George Warnick, for one-dollar…prompting this reaction from Councilman Dwight Parde.
:09 “thank you”
City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says the next step will be to sell the property to an adjacent restaurant, as part of an already established agreement.
407 Court was the site of a downtown building whose roof collapsed in October, 2014, prompting the city to condemn the structure and have a contractor demolish it.
Meanwhile, a local resident is deeding property to the city where a dilapidated building is located, in the 16-hundred block of Market Street. The city will acquire it for one-dollar, and package it with other dilapidated structures to be torn down.