A reap what you sow moment ocurred Monday night for some City Council members who intemperately voted three years ago to sell an old gas station on State Street to one preferred person for $30K while other established businessmen sat in the audience offering $80K. Now the inability or unwillingness of the property owner to make desired improvements has the same Council members threatening a shut down of an auto detailing business now located there.
While not the Tim Horton's donut shot promised when lawmakers (me excluded) voted to sell the property, the detail shop is a viable business and yesterday, I worked on some language that hopefully will allow it to stay open. I am sure Council members do not want to see it close because the property owner will not pave the lot, as lawmakers want required.
Meanwhile the tenant owning the business says he is not able to make improvements to property he does not own.
Watertown Daily Times Watertown City Council takes no action on auto repair shop