(Dec. 28, 2018) A request to lease the outdoor space at the county’s liquor control warehouse was denied during a Worcester County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday.
Paul M. Jones Lumber Company Inc. offered to pay the county $1,000 per month to store lumber in the covered loading bays on the property from Dec. 2018 to June 2019.
However, the decision to renovate the property or sell was unclear at the time of the request, and the county informed the company that choice would play a role in the decision to lease.
The county also cited fire safety, supervision and the need for separate insurance as reasons for “respectfully declining the request.”
Commissioner Chip Bertino made the motion to decline the request, which was seconded by Commissioner Bud Church.
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Shannahan then asked commissioners what they’d like to do with the building. They commissioners agreed they wanted to sell, but first needed to establish a price.
Shannahan said he’d bring commissioners a report regarding that to the next meeting.