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Parking lot story has two sides


November 25, 2020


In regards to the “Mollie’s Bakery Parking lot” (Nov. 11), we all should be appreciative of the generosity of Merv and Steve Hanscam in donating the use of that parking lot to our community and the businesses adjoining it.

It’s hard to remember the number of community events which have taken place in that area. Most of us just took it for granted as part of Sweet Home.

The new owner could certainly have waited for a better economy to present his case. However, consider this: That taxable property, maintenance and the liability he faces do cost him a considerable amount of money.

Maybe it would be in the best interest of the city and its downtown revitalization program to offer a property tax deferment to mitigate this issue.

Tim Riley

Sweet Home


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