City Hall Property Purchased

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Deed Restriction Issue Unsettled
Last Friday Mayor Shelton executed documents purchasing two acres of property near the corner of Sullivan and Hooper Roads for the proposed construction of a $5 million City Hall. The two acres is a part of the original four acres donated in 1906 as a location for the original “Central School” and was deed-restricted at the time for use only as a school.
The heirs of the original donors of the four acres are the only persons who could challenge the sale of the property for use as a City Hall, but in an opinion released after the sale was completed, Central’s City Attorney advised that the city would very likely prevail in such a suit. Mayor Shelton has announced his intention to put the construction of City Hall out for public bid in September.