New London council accepts offer
Another hurdle was crossed regarding the sale of city property so that Dollar General can relocate to New London’s downtown.
The New London City Council voted 9-0 to accept the offer by Golden Warriors LLC, a company that works with Dollar General, to purchase property currently owned by the city. Mary Tate was absent from the meeting.
Acceptance of the offer allows Golden Warriors to move forward with a preliminary site analysis to determine if it would accommodate the specifications required for the building.
If the site meets the required specifications, the building that currently houses Curt’s Barber Shop will be removed from the property. The city would pay for the removal of the building.
Before the vote, council member Tom O’Connell asked when the building currently on the property would be demolished. He said his concern is the city has received only the earnest money so far.
New London City Attorney Earl Luaders said the building would not be removed until all the contingencies in the agreement are met and the sale is finalized.