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Council agrees to sell Loving Field property

PULASKI — It’s been over a year since the Pulaski Town Council decided to seek requests for proposals for development of its Loving Field property.
However, Tuesday night, the Council finally agreed to sell 36 acres of the property to Pulaski County and a former owner of some of the property.
According to Town Manager John Hawley, an approximately one-acre site is being sold to descendants of the Strauss family who originally owned it.

That property is on the opposite side of Loving Field Road from the sports fields and is commonly known as the former weather station site.
According to the agreement, the purchasers will pay $2,000 per acre, as well as the surveying costs.
But the biggest sale of the night was the ball field and parking lot property at Loving Fields.
After it was pointed out the town was essentially “giving” the land to the county for the sum of $1, a citizen asked whether he’d be able to bid on the property.
He said he thinks it would be in the best interest of the people to keep the property.
Councilman and Mayor-elect Jeff Worrell, pointed out the town still owns almost 100 acres of the property which is presently being leased to farmers.
“Why not sell the county the whole thing and keep the Maple Shade so we have something at the end of the trail?” a citizen asked.
It was suggested the money from the sale of Loving Field could be used to make up the $100,000 budget shortage due to the failure to complete the Maple Shade Shopping Center sale to the county.

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Council agrees to sell Loving Field property

PULASKI — It’s been over a year since the Pulaski Town Council decided to seek requests for proposals for development of its Loving Field property.
However, Tuesday night, the Council finally agreed to sell 36 acres of the property to Pulaski County and a former owner of some of the property.
According to Town Manager John Hawley, an approximately one-acre site is being sold to descendants of the Strauss family who originally owned it.

That property is on the opposite side of Loving Field Road from the sports fields and is commonly known as the former weather station site.
According to the agreement, the purchasers will pay $2,000 per acre, as well as the surveying costs.
But the biggest sale of the night was the ball field and parking lot property at Loving Fields.
After it was pointed out the town was essentially “giving” the land to the county for the sum of $1, a citizen asked whether he’d be able to bid on the property.
He said he thinks it would be in the best interest of the people to keep the property.
Councilman and Mayor-elect Jeff Worrell, pointed out the town still owns almost 100 acres of the property which is presently being leased to farmers.
“Why not sell the county the whole thing and keep the Maple Shade so we have something at the end of the trail?” a citizen asked.
It was suggested the money from the sale of Loving Field could be used to make up the $100,000 budget shortage due to the failure to complete the Maple Shade Shopping Center sale to the county.

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