The Sunnyside City Council held a public hearing on Monday, March 13 during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the possible surplusage of the Monson property.
The Monson property was first purchased by the city in 2007 and contains 146.7 acres of land. This land is currently appraised at $3,690,900 with the city needing to declare it surplus in order to sell it.
Selling the property would free up $50,335.39 in General funds in addition to the debt service payment for 2023 in the amount of $217,536.50.
“This has been a long time coming, we have been driving by this property for a fair number of years all looking forward to the day it would be sold, developed, turned into something useful and hopefully beautiful,” said Mayor Dean Broersma during the hearing.
During the Hearing Christopher Link a representative for the company interested in purchasing the property came forward to share some of the plans they have for the property.
Link discussed plans such as the development of housing, substation for the fire and police department and the addition of a park.
The vote to surplus the Monson property will be held during the next regular meeting on March 27.
The Sunnyside City Council holds their regular city council meeting on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Kennia Perez can be contacted at 509-837-4500 ext. 110 or at KPerez@sunnysidesun.com
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