Is the on-again-off-again Fairdene development slated for South Monroe Street off again?
Saline City Council met in closed session for more than an hour Monday evening to discuss legal opinions and regarding its real estate purchase and development agreement with Damian Farrell’s High Meadows Development, LLC.
That wasn’t the only matter discussed behind closed doors. Council was also scheduled to discuss the city attorney’s opinion of a Sept. 19, 2016 real estate and purchase and development agreement. The city agreed to a real estate purchase and development agreement with Sauk Trail Ct. Properties, LLC., for the Best Western hotel and Ace Hardware store. The city also agreed to amend its purchase agreement with 600 N Maple LLC, which is building the Maple Oaks subdivision.
Council took no action when returning from executive session.
Linda TerHaar, Mayor ProTem, declined to comment on what was discussed during the closed session. She admitted council was concerned by the lack of progress at the site since Farrell last addressed council. At the Dec. 3 meeting, Farrell showed his plans for a 30-unit modular condominium development that was in keeping purchase agreement with the city.
Mayor Brian Marl went into executive session with council but did not return to open session. According to other members of council, he left early because he wasn’t feeling well.