1/9/2014 1:41:00 PM County seeks legal help
with Towlerton property
No "i's" have been dotted, or "t's" have been crossed, but Cottonwood County commissioners are seriously considering the purchase of the former Towlerton Motors property in Windom.
On Tuesday, the board discussed the advantages of buying the six-acre lot located near the north junction of Highways 60 and 71, as well as potential pitfalls. Then, after a brief closed session to discuss potential purchase amounts, the board agreed to hire a local attorney to assist with the matter.
Commissioners agreed that the first step after that, if the board elects to proceed, would be to extend a non-refundable $18,000 down payment on the site. After that, the county would have up to six months to research and review the potential purchase before reaching a final decision.
Commissioners did not formally put this matter on Tuesday's board meeting agenda. However, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong said the matter will likely be added before the agenda is finalized. Tuesday's meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Cottonwood County Courthouse.
For much more on this story, see this week's Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition and the Jan. 15 Citizen and Citizen eEdition.