At the Danville City Commission meeting Monday, the commission voted to purchase the Tommy Owens property for the new southend fire station. The vote was three in favor, two against.
The action of the commission in approving this purchase raises many questions.
Since Commissioner Gay indicated that the price of the Owens property increased significantly during the negotiation period, why did some commissioners and Mayor Bowling continue to pursue this option?
From the information presented at the meeting, it appeared that both the Owens property and the Belinda Drive property were viable options. Unfortunately, the taxpayers will never know the price of the Belinda Drive property. Would this have been a more cost-effective option?