Parkview meeting allows voters to approve land sale

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February 18, 2012
— A new gas station is planned at the southeast corner of highways 11 and 213 in Orfordville, but Parkview School District voters first must approve the sale of a parcel of land for the development.

The school board in December unanimously approved terms of the sale of the 18,988-square-foot vacant parcel on Highway 11 to Jon Onsgard for $14,250. According to state law, school district electors must approve the sale of district land.

The vote is scheduled for a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

A district appraisal came in at $28,500. At their December meeting, board members raised concerns about the sale price being half the appraised value.

Onsgard said at the meeting he didnít think other parcels were used as a fair apples-to-apples comparison.

Onsgard owns the home at the corner of 11/213 and plans to demolish it, Superintendent Steve Lutzke said. The next property on Highway 213 also would be part of the development, so Onsgard is buying the district property to make his L-shaped property into a square/rectangle, Lutzke said.

The sale terms dictate a five-foot privacy fence must separate the development from the rest of the school property.

March 1 is the proposed closing date.

Onsgard could not be reached for comment.

If you go

A special meeting for voters in the Parkview School District will be at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Parkview High School Little Theater, 106 W. Church St., Orfordville.

The meetingís purpose is to authorize the school board to sell an 18,988-square-foot vacant parcel on Highway 11.

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