The redevelopment commission discussed Monday night, Aug. 26, entering into a contract with the company to develop a site preparation plan for the site. "The plan would give us the idea of where the dirt should go," said Town Manager Ed Mitro. "That way we can get some building pads together to show future developers this is a developable site." Wayne DeLong, director of planning and economic development, said the town typically uses Christopher Burke Engineering when Beam, Longest and Neff has a conflict of interest. Jim Longest, president of BLN, serves on the school board, which purchased the property and transferred most of the land to the RDC. DeLong said one of the moving pieces to conducting the plan was that HWC Engineering would be doing the engineer work to build a road to the school's portion of the site. "We need to be sure we don't overlap the services with HWC," said Commission President Mark Plassman. "I think it's time to get everybody in the same room so everyone is thinking the same way on how the site should be developed." Commissioner Luke Phenicie asked if Christopher Burke Engineering would be able to recoup some of the "undevelopable land" on the property. "They certainly would be able to flatten some areas out," DeLong said. "There is a ravine, and they could fill that in while still maintaining the integrity of the ravine and be able to build on it." See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.
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