Gering council delays decision on purchasing downtown offices

The Gering City Council Monday night postponed until Friday morning a decision on whether to confirm their right of first refusal to purchase the former Western Heritage Credit Union offices 10th Street. Following a half hour executive session on the subject the council decided to reconvene their meeting at 8 a.m. Friday. They reportedly have until the end of the business day Friday to make a decision.

The council decision will have a major bearing on whether the Gering school District will be a player in the proceedings. The Gering school board has given Superintendent Don Hague authorization to pursue negotiations for the possible purchase of the building, which would be used as the new home of the District's administrative staff.

The District's administration has been located in offices under Memorial Stadium for over 30 years. Board members say the proposed new location would need little remodeling. The asking price for the property is $350,000.

The move would allow the district's information technology staff to possibly move from the junior high into the area currently used by administration, and free up additional classroom space at the junior high.

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