Former tavern site subject of pair of hearings
The tavern at 13 Manchester Road was demolished two years ago to make way for development as part of the town's Manchester Road expansion project. Since then, the 1.38 acre site has been for sale.
Councilor Neil Wetherbee said the project has been going well and the sale of the property would benefit the town.
Wetherbee said he would also like to see another property in town known as the Difeo site possibly added back to the tax rolls. The property at Central Court, once the site of Difeo Oil, was purchased by the town in 2008 for $225,000.
But the work has been slowed by monitoring wells that are on the property. Budreau said earlier this month that the town is working to ensure all of the wells are flagged before a contractor can come in with equipment to begin the operation.
"That's something that I would like to see back on the tax rolls," he said.
The property isn't presently for sale. Plans to sell the one-acre site have been delayed because of another possible land deal, Wetherbee said.
Wetherbee said he intends to bring up the matter of what to do with the property at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5.