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City of Grandview considers selling downtown buildings

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council passed a resolution Monday night authorizing City Administrator Scott Staples to seek proposals from those interested in leasing or buying two buildings the city owns.

The request for proposals will be for a 3,500 square foot building located at 146 Division St. and a 3,600 square foot building located right next to the other building, at 150 Division St.

"These are prime locations downtown," Staples said.

The city is just testing the waters by soliciting proposals to lease or buy one or both properties. "It's a way for us to find out what they're worth in the market," he added.

Staples said once plans are drawn up the city will advertise the properties.

Staples also told the council Monday night that Andrew Brassington, managing director of Columbia Colstor, Inc. has signed a lease purchase agreement with Snokist to use the smaller building at its plant #1 in Grandview.

Staples said the building will be used as a bonded wine warehouse to temporary store area wines before they are shipped out to other areas.

Staples told the council the wine warehouse should be in operation by Aug. 1.

The city of Grandview will also host four community picnics. They will be held on June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 at different parks in each of the four police districts in Grandview. The sites have yet to be determined.

"These picnics will be an opportunity for city officials to meet with residents in an informal setting," Staples said.

At the picnics information on fire safety and crime prevention will be discussed, as will other issues.

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