Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Huntington City Council Ends 'Town vs. Gown' Clash over Property

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports the clash between Huntington Mayor David Felinton and Marshall University over the sale of two small city-owned alleys has ended.
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University will move forward on construction of new residence halls and a student recreation center.

Huntington City Council voted 9-0 Monday to override Mayor David Felinton's veto of two ordinances that authorized the sale of two pieces of property to Marshall for $10,000.

While I'm sure Felinton would like more money in the general fund, I'm not sure the property was worth the $184,000 he wanted for them.


Blogger Pissed Off Hillbilly said...

In 1986 the city of Charleston sold a block of Brown St. between Civic Center Drive and Clendenin St., across from the Civic Center, for $1/square foot to Goldfarb's and Phillips Animal Hospital. Worked out to $15,000.
That's about $24,000 in today's money.

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