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Fishers Lane Surplus

Posted on 30th April 2013 at 15:59

Ever wanted to own your own water treatment plant? Now that the Mint Farm Water Treatment Plant is on-line, the City of Longview is declaring the old Water Treatment Plant on Fishers Lane as surplus, and is taking steps to move that property off the city books. The city has already salvaged equipment, tools, meters, and other usable materials from the plant at Fishers Lane and West Side Highway, and is now in the process of deciding how to dispose of the remaining building and land. The City Council passed a resolution at last Thursday’s meeting, formally declaring the site as surplus to the city’s needs. The assessed value of the land is put at $179,000, and the improvements are assessed at $8 million. At this time, it’s unknown and unclear what the ultimate fate of the property might be. A portion on the west side of the property is being deeded to the Cowlitz PUD, and an intake structure is being maintained, to provide fresh water to Lake Sacajawea. City officials say that they have a few options, and will just have to wait and see what kind of offers come in.