|Elk Motel addressed by Council|
|Thursday, 18 October 2007 23:21|
Boone Town Council members considered options to help save the Elk Motel in last night’s town council meeting.
Members of the town council considered several options last night on the Elk Motel water and sewer proposal.
Discussion ranged from Floyd “Dipper” Garrison, the town of Boone, and Watauga County sharing equal thirds of the $300,000 improvements, to annexation of the property, to a contract with the town of Boone picking up the county’s part of the improvements.
The council moved to have town attorney Sam Furgiuele draft a contract for consideration between Garrison and the town, in which the town of Boone would contribute $200,000 and Garrison $100,000.
The money provided by the town would act as a lean on the property in case the property was sold within the ten years needed to recoup the town’s expense.
“This town is losing affordable low-income housing rapidly,” said Council Woman Lynn Mason.“Low-income affordable housing is in a state of crisis,” Mason added, “this is one thing we can do to maintain our options.”
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