June 14, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 24

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.

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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.”

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