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File #: 2021-044    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/27/2021 Final action: 1/27/2021
Title: Request to Sell 235 South McKinstry and 4600 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48229 at a Reduced Purchase Price

Title
Request to Sell 235 South McKinstry and 4600 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48229 at a Reduced Purchase Price

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Agenda of: January 27, 2021
Item No.: 2021-044
Amount: $1,100,000.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: January 25, 2021

RE: Request to Sell 235 McKinstry and 4600 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48229 at Reduced Purchase Price

MOTION

Upon recommendation and opinion of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA):

1) Approves the sale of 235 South McKinstry and 4600 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48229 at a purchase price of $1,100,000.00 instead of $1,500,000.00, which was previously approved by the Board of Directors; and

2) Authorizes the Chief Executive Officer to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote, including executing the Purchase Agreement and any closing documents.




JUSTIFICATION
The 235 South McKinstry property contains a warehouse to store large equipment primarily for the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). 4600 West Jefferson property is a vacant parcel. GLWA does not use the vacant parcel for any purpose, but it was sold to the DWSD as a part of the property acquisition in 2013.

The 235 South McKinstry warehouse needed significant improvements, including roofing and electrical improvements, however, the costs for improving the warehouse outweighs its future value. During the investigative period under the Purchase Agreement, the buyer noted that the necessary improvements made it costs prohibitive unless the purchase price was reduced from $1,500,000.00 to $1,100,000.00. Concurrent with the sale of these properties, GLWA is attempting to secure a 3-5-year lease for a warehouse once it vacates 235 South McKinstry in May or June 2021. Long term, GLWA intends to build a warehouse on or n...

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