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$1 offer for vacant elementary school rejected

3:26 PM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
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WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The Board of Education for Kenowa Hills Public Schools and Wright Township have not agreed on a price for Marne Elementary. says that the sides are not even close.

The school board voted down the township's $1 offer for the empty building and sent over a $200,000 counter offer. The school and land in Ottawa County northwest of Grand Rapids is appraised at $400,000.

Wright officials envision it as a new township hall and community education site. Remodeling and long-term maintenance would be paid through a millage if the township can get one before voters in November.

School board member Jon DeWys says it would "not be the right thing to do" if the community hears the building was given away when it could have been sold.


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