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Board of Directors Could Decide Fate of Nichols Properties Tuesday

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St.

The Manchester Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening for one of its regular meetings. One of the items on the agenda could decide the fate of the blighted Nichols properties on Broad Street. 

The town is in the process of foreclosing on the properties, but the Board of Directors has an item on its agenda to "resolve three tax foreclosure appeals" for a payment of $62,500. 

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St. The full agenda can be viewed here

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Joel Mrosek February 05, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I can say what should not be done with the land. 1. Do not allow heavy traffic retail in the area because the roads around it can't handle the traffic and it lacks proximity to the highway. 2. Do not allow "give aways" to any constituent group like Bennet Housing. If it is sold for apartments etc... Do not prohibit market rate apartments. ALL the taxpayers bought the land and cleared it, ALL should benefit. 3. Do not allow it to be taxen off the tax rolls unless some other town assest is sold to replace the value.
Barnaby Jones February 05, 2013 at 07:00 PM
What those buildings need is a bulldozer, stat! Enough is enough already. Seize it by eminent domain if need be, whatever it takes, but tear it all down. And once that is taken care of, drive the bulldozer over to Guido's Car Hop and then the vacant Chinese Buffet.
Frank February 05, 2013 at 07:47 PM
The Chinese buffet is reopened now somehow for some reason.
Frank February 05, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Oh I read another article on this and it looks like the BOD is using this money to pay off the property owners so that they will go away, stop causing court drama, and the town can get rid of the buildings. I LOVE IT! looks like I was wrong to be nervous about the town getting cold feet on dealing with the issue. Go BOD, awesome, let's clean it up.
David Moran February 05, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Hi Folks, Yeah, the $62,500 is basically to purchase the properties for the town, which would then be able to do whatever they wanted with them, which I'm assuming would be to tear them down. Even though the town is foreclosing on the properties, there are appeals being filed and this thing seems to be dragging on and on. The purchase is to expedite the process, I was told by the Town Attorney. I will have a story on tonight's meeting following up on this for tomorrow morning.

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