Since it was in the paper (and I'm looking into another mayoral fiasco) I thought I would repost this
LAG Towing - Old River Road Bakery - Leighton
The Old River Road Bakerywas scheduled to be sold at the Sept. 16 tax sale conducted by the county. One day before the sale the city removed the property from the sale list.
The selling of the old river road bakery to LAG towing for $38,000
when it was appraised at $478,300. That's less than 8 percent of
8 cents on the dollar. and the mayor says he is fiscally
responsible. "We were very thankful to get $38,000." Leighton said
Oct 9 2009 Citizens Voice
Mr. Leo Glodzik donated more than $10,000 to Leighton's campaign
in the last four years. He also owns LAG Towing.
The City asked the county commissioners to forgive $42,349 in back
taxes which they did with the understanding the city would acquire
it and sell it to a developer for townhouses. LAG is in the towing
Business not construction.
Leighton has said the city intervened because the building was
deteriorating. The city would have no control over who bought the
property at a tax sale, which means the city could risk a new
buyer who would not clean up the site, Leighton said.
LAG is a towing company. What do you think they will do with the
property? I think the will store damaged, leaking cars there.
Doesn't sound 'Cleaned up' to me.