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City Administrator Announces Winnsboro Signs Contract to Buy 3 Downtown Properties; Plans to Demolish Buildings
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At the August 4, 2020 Tuesday’ evening’s Winnsboro Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, one citizen stated they felt the city is trying to over regulate or buy private property to buy it up and demolish structures, “the City should not be on the real estate business.”
That practice was generally denied by the City Administrator (CA) and P&Z members; however, sources verified late Wednesday night show current staff activities include signing contracts to buy and demolish downtown structures.
Winnsboro City Administrator Craig Lindholm, actually announced earlier that day in a public meeting that “one of the things, it’s public information, uh, we’ve signed a contract ...” on Monday August 3, 2020, “to buy the garage sale property, the brown building where they do all the furniture sales ...” (Billy Cason’s sales). “and the bait shop and the Italian restaurant behind it; we signed a contract yesterday.”
The CA continued, “and there is a party out of Dallas, a photographer, that’s very interested in acquiring the bait shop to put in ... to re-do it. ... and he wants to do it as a studio gallery.”
The CA added, “The city wants the rest the of the property and demolish the buildings (the furniture sales and restaurant) to create parking lot for downtown businesses .... and the events that we’ll be having on Market Street. We’re gonna walk the walk.”
John Alexander, former Winnsboro city attorney for several decades, submits a ten page informative letter opposing the laws to Winnsboro City Council and P&Z members.
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