Columbus to make offer on land next to Veteran’s Memorial Park

Published 3:14 pm Friday, May 29, 2009

Columbus Town Council decided last week to make an offer on a piece of property for sale adjacent to Veteran&squo;s Park.

Town council discussed the proposed purchase of 0.21 acres at the corner of Ward and Peak streets during a closed session meeting last Thursday. When council returned to open session, members approved making an offer on the property.

The town has applied for a N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant to help with a planned project to purchase the lot and construct a shelter.

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The shelter would be used for concerts and events on the concrete slab already located at Veteran&squo;s Park.

The land was previously for sale for $100,000, but council agreed that price was too high for the town&39;s budget and agreed to make a lower offer.

The cost to build the shelter is estimated at $30,000 with engineering and other costs estimated at approximately $15,000.