City sells former Casey's building, welcomes new Rec Center director
The Carroll City Council Monday approved a $6,545 bid for the sale of the former Casey's building near the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and Grant Road.
Don Kitt was the lone bidder for the former Casey’s building, which he plans to move to another location and use it for storage.
Carroll resident Don Kitt was the lone bidder for the building. The bid does not include any land.
Kitt said in a phone interview Monday night that he planned to move the building elsewhere in Carroll and use if for personal storage. He is a retired owner of Kitt Plumbing & Heating.
Kitt said the building will be moved in its entirety, not taken apart and transported.
Casey's General Stores in August opened its new Carroll location just west of its former convenience store at 600 N. Walnut St. The new 4,300-square-foot Casey's joins a recently remodeled Casey's at 613 U.S. Highway 30 West.
The city purchased the land and building associated with the former Casey's for $160,000 from the chain in November. The city is working with the Iowa Department of Transportation on traffic-safety-improvement plans for the U.S. Highway 30/Grant Road intersection. The council ranked the work as a priority during an August planning session.
The city held two open houses at the old Casey's building for potential bidders, and several prospective buyers toured the facility, said City Manager Gerald Clausen. The city also posted information on its website and published information in The Daily Times Herald.
Under the contract, Kitt has until June 1 to move the building, which he says will occur. He does not have a moving date set at this point.
In other city council news, Ben Alford was introduced as the new director of the Carroll Recreation Center. Alford replaces Marci Hinners, who retired in July.
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