Decision time for Conger Building's sale


From staff reports

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Town Council may make decision Tuesday as to whether to sell the Conger Building.  

Prior to the meeting, there will be a public hearing at 6 p.m. March 13 to receive citizens' comments concerning the proposed sale of the former Northeast Commission building on the downtown waterfront to Raleigh businessman John Glover, who wants to establish a brewery and pub at the site.

Due to anticipated larger than normal attendance, the meeting will take place in the auditorium at John A. Holmes High School.

See related Editorial Board Opinion about the sale on page A5.  

Town Manager Anne-Marie Knighton said that a sign-up sheet would be available for those wishing to speak on the issue. Each speaker will be asked to hold their comments to three minutes in accordance with existing town policy governing public hearings.

The new appraised value of the property is estimated at $309,000 which is about 10 percent more than the $282,000 original assessment established several years ago. Glover has told town officials he does not agree with the findings of the new appraisal but that he still wants to purchase the property and would be willing to pay the higher cost to do so.

Anyone interested in more information may call Town Hall at 482-7352.