PERRYVILLE - Perryville City Council voted Wednesday evening to declare as surplus a city-owned building and lot at the corner of Second and Jackson streets.
The property became expendable, Mayor Bruce Richardson said, when the city sold its water department to Danville last year. The building was used as a maintenance facility and is still used to house some city equipment.
"The question is, in the long run, is the city going to need it any more?" Richardson asked council members.
Council member Julie Clay raised the question of leasing the property.
"It is on a corner on the way to the (Perryville) Battlefield," she said. "That definitely adds to the value. Leasing might be a way to develop a regular revenue stream for the city."
Richardson said he has been approached by people interested in purchasing the property, and Ann Sleet added one person has asked her about the possibility. Richardson said one interested party indicated he would demolish the building if he buys it.