Option #2 for a new Merrill Fire Protection Facility.
It was then decided the land across from the Merrill Post Office on 2nd street was the best option for any new Fire Protection Facility. City administrator Dave Johnson indicated the land as actually made up of 3 parcels and the cost of securing the property would be 250 thousand dollars. This is a reduced price for the land, as the asking price was 279 thousand dollar and the owners would cut the price by 29 thousand dollars as donation to the city.
Merrill council members took no action at last night’s meeting, other than move the discussion into closed session to discuss the purchase price and a possible counter offer. The closed session will be held on Monday September 24th before another Special Common Council Meeting.