The town’s board of aldermen is also moving forward on trying to purchase three parcels that they went into closed session to discuss at the end of November.
Town manager Ben Baxley told the newspaper Wednesday that the aldermen had directed him to make two $125,000 offers on two of the parcels, located on Minneola Street.
Meanwhile, he added, the town is negotiating with the owners of a third parcel on Springwood Church Road.
Though the development of the parcels is seen as a long-term move for the town, the manager has said that the sites are being considered for the following uses:
· A new police headquarters at 1220 Springwood Church Road, a nearly 21-acre property owned by Howard and Bonnie Ingle. The land is valued at $313,800, according to Guilford County’s Register of Deeds office.
· A new library and recreation extension at 534 and 564 Minneola Street, a 2.8-acre tract located behind the Gibsonville Community Center and owned by Dwight Herbin. The land is valued at $148,900, according to Guilford County’s Register of Deeds office.
· An adjoining, 2.8-acre segment also along Minneola Street, at 502 and 532, that is owned by Betty Henderson and would also be used as space for the new library and recreation area. The land is also valued at $148,900, according to Guilford County’s Register of Deeds office.
Previous coverage on town’s possible land purchases:
Aldermen look at four possible land purchases; decide to pursue three of them (Dec. 2 edition): https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-aldermen-look-at-four-land-purchases-decide-to-pursue-three/
MORE GIBSONVILLE COVERAGE:
Gibsonville prepares for growth, especially north and west: https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-prepares-for-more-residential-growth-projects-abound-especially-north-west-of-town/
Aldermen approve bonuses for all town employees (Dec. 9 edition): https://alamancenews.com/gibsonville-board-approves-bonuses-for-town-staff/
Interview with new alderman Bryant Crisp (Dec. 9 edition): https://alamancenews.com/meet-new-gibsonville-alderman-bryant-crisp/
Interview with new alderman Paul Thompson (Dec. 9 edition): https://alamancenews.com/meet-new-gibsonville-alderman-paul-thompson/