West Point’s City Council last week approved a plan that will allow the city and Cuming County Agricultural Society to swap property.
The deal means the city will spend $33,850 for the former Gerhold Concrete property that the Ag Society now owns.
That amount is the difference between the appraised value of the property ($65,346) and the value of 6.3 acres of city property that the Ag Society wanted. That property was valued at $31,496 and is located south and west of the tractor pull area.
The city was interested in purchasing the former Gerhold property, located north of the Shirley & Jake Weber Education Center (Northeast Community College’s West Point facility). Plans are to make the property available for the proposed career and technical education center.
The education center is a joint project of the city, Northeast Community College and West Point Community Foundation.
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