Thursday, June 2, 2016

WDT: League Buys Time....The Cost of Time ? $38K

    The back taxes have been paid on the former North Side League building on Mill Street allowing time for a more thoughtful disposition of the once active civic club.  Former NSIL members have begun a process to take back the parcel after years when the club withered and remaining members kept it open as a nightclub and tried to cut deals to get a new club building built by a local developer who coveted the site.
      The League as a corporate entity has been rebuilt with new officers who presumably will have the authority to convey ownership to a new buyer. One plan for a Boys and Girls Club is interesting and would continue the legacy of the League, while others prefer just selling it outright and using the funds for scholarships.
      Up till recently, perhaps still, the former members have not even had access to the building due to uncertainties of just who owns it.
       The group followed a suggestion I made earlier this year in changing attornies and hiring Jim Burrows, who I knew from my city days. He seems to have the process on track and has the street cred to deal with the AG and Supreme Court who will have to OK any deal.
     http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/north-side-improvement-league-pays-38k-in-back-taxes-on-former-mill-street-clubhouse-20160601

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing like throwing good money after bad...

Anonymous said...

The only good option currently on the table is for a boys and girls club. Selling it will not get them much, if any, more money than Lundy was going to pay. And using the money for scholarships, Little League and youth football, is just a waste of money and it would be gone in no time.

Anonymous said...

It is so nice of you to keep our former overpaid attorney busy, Mr. Burrows learned under the supervision of My Slye how to work a clock. Good luck with the league though, Mr. Lundy does not need that building. He is busy enough, building buildings that will be like our 801 in 20 years.