Of land, goats and town squares

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friday, when many people were doing nothing more taxing than waiting for quitting time and deciding what they were going to do for Memorial Day, Lewisburg City Hall planners were hard at work.

The Industrial Development Board, led by Terry Wallace, met to discuss property the city is thinking of buying adjacent to the Business Park on Mooresville Highway. Wallace sought the board's approval to spend money on a survey and an environmental study of the land.

They gave him that and more, agreeing that he could spend up to $5,000 on the Industrial Board's behalf without having to call a meeting to ask for permission. Representatives of Lewisburg water and wastewater, gas, and electric companies were also there to talk about supplying services to the plot, but were unable to quote specific numbers until they saw the survey and knew where on the land the services were wanted.

At $4,700 per acre, this land is "the cheapest of what's been bought out there," as Wallace said, and has the . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition Wednesday, May 28, 2008, for full coverage.