City to negotiate for waterfront property
The Petersburg City Council has ordered the city manager to enter into negotiations regarding the purchase of waterfront property owned by the Reid Family Trust.
Petersburg City Manager, Stephen Giesbrecht spoke directly in the Monday evening council meeting. “This property is not going to pay for itself.”
The council decided to have the property evaluated in order to see what improvements will need to be made.
“This is an important piece of property for the fishing community,” City Councilman Rick Braun said. “But I hesitate to buy something, if we don't know what's there.”
“It it the desire of the fishermen to have this waterfront property and I feel it will benefit the community,” Koenigs said. “But I think we need to see a business plan to flesh out the present and future possibilities of this facility.”
Petersburg Harbor Master, Glorianne Wollen said they have many ideas for the property. “The bottom line is, we need to know what direction you want the proposal to go.”