Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Suisun to discuss selling property

By Ian Thompson
Fairfield Daily Republic
SUISUN CITY - Another piece of old town blight will become history if the City Council approves a plan to sell its property on Morgan Street tonight.

The council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, will vote on a proposal to sell 515 Morgan St.

Aram Chakerian owns the adjacent property at 511 Morgan St., which has its own dilapidated house. He wants to buy 515 Morgan and tear down both structures.

His goal is to build two live-work residences on the property, which Economic Development Director Randy Starbuck said would eliminate blight and provide the city with more redevelopment.

The city's fire department uses the yard and a storage shed at 515 Morgan St. to park a fire engine in the old town area on a part-time basis. Where the engine would be parked in the future is undetermined.

The money brought in by the sale will go to the fire department. There are future plans to build a second fire station in or near the old town area.

One site considered is near the city's old corporation yard next to Old Highway 12 before it curves south to become Main Street.

In other business, the council will again meet in closed session to negotiate with Jelly Belly owner Herman Rowland the sale of city property on Twin Sisters that overlooks Suisun Valley, according to the council's agenda.

Suisun City has been trying to sell the property for several months since it decided proceeds from the sale would help replenish the city's deficit-besieged general fund.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at 701 Civic Center Blvd.

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