By Portia Williams
WURTLAND, Ky. — Wurtland City Park will soon be the home of a used car lot. Brad Fairchild, a local businessman purchased the land for the asking price of $55,000 from the city who will transform the property used car business.
Wurtland City Park was placed on the market last fall. Fairchild presented a check $55,000, to the city commission Feb. 11. at the regular meeting. Wurtland Mayor Donna Hayes said the property will be put to good use, as it was rarely used.
“I only know of two or three people inside the city who ever actually rented it. It was maybe used once a year for a birthday party or reunion,” she said.
Hayes said the funds from the sale of the park will provide sustenance until the transition of ownership of the waste-water treatment plant takes place.
“It’s going into the general fund to help us stay afloat until the Greenup sewer agency takes over the waste-water treatment plant,” she said.
Hayes said she could not confirm a date for the waste-water treatment take-over, but is hopeful that it will be late spring. She said the cost to maintain facilities and grounds was draining Wurtland of money at a time when it is already facing critical financial issues stemming from its wastewater treatment plant.
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