Akron Council sets public hearing to sell building at 300 Reed St.

by Julie Ann Madden

The Akron Hometowner of Akron, Iowa

With the closing of Edecen Financial Services, the Akron City Council found itself with an empty building at 300 Reed St.

At their Dec. 22 meeting, the council set a public hearing to sell the property, which is also known as the old medical clinic, to a prospective buyer.

The resolution sets the price at $39,500 and the public hearing for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at City Hall.

Councilor Chad Ericson made the motion to approve the resolution, and Councilor Bob Frerichs seconded it. The vote was unanimous, 4-0 with Councilor Deanna Boe absent.

Purchase parcel in Akron Business Park

The council unanimously approved the purchase of a triangular-shaped parcel of approximately 2,300 square feet owned by McLaughlin Tire Center owner Jim McLaughlin in the Akron Business Park.

This parcel sets at the north end of McLaughlin's property.

Public Works Director Gary Horton explained this purchase would "square up" vacant lots. The price was set at $1,360, based on $25,000 an acre.

Frerichs made the motion to purchase the property and Councilor Barbara Johnson seconded it. The vote was unanimous.

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