Work to continue at Keller building

SANDUSKY The roof will be patched, the windows will be covered and the downtown Keller building will
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

The roof will be patched, the windows will be covered and the downtown Keller building will be one step closer to secured.

The Sandusky City Commission voted Wednesday night to approve $75,000 worth of mothballing preservation for the city-owned Keller building.

Every step forward for the Keller building is also a step forward for the transient marina and continued shoreline redevelopment efforts.

Now that the city and the developer have the state-issued covenant-not-to-sue on file, mothballing preservation efforts can continue on the Keller building.

Former Interim City Manager Don Miears said the thick document was the last piece of the puzzle and now work can resume.

The $75,000 of city capital to be used for the work will be repaid to the city by Mid-States Development Corp., developers of the Chesapeake property.

Per the memorandum of agreement, the continued development of the marina was contingent upon the mothballing of the Keller building.

The city had received a letter from Mid-States expressing concern over the negotiations of the tax increment financing percentages, Miears said.

In spite of the letter, Miears said he does not anticipate any problems with the city receiving the full $100,000 from Mid-States as had been the agreement.