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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brownsville Property Sale in Limbo....

In our board meeting which is currently underway, the viability of the sale of the Brownsville Middle school property has become the subject of discussion.

Mr. Hawthorne, the party that had expressed significant interest in the property, has not returned numerous calls from the district. According to the superintendent and his staff, the idea that we may no longer have a viable interested party is appearing to be a reality.

We have no contract with this buyer, we have no good faith money, and it is looking like we don't have a deal.

Disappointing but not entirely surprising.......

UPDATE  3-11-11  5:30AM--At the conclusion of Yesterday's school board workshop, the Superintendent let the board know that during the course of the meeting, Mr. Hawthorne had made contact with the district and that he was still interested in the property and intends to move forward..But we were also told that there is no signed contract with this individual or good faith money on deposit.  The PNJ today reports that a contract was signed on January 17th by George Hawthorne to purchase this property.  If a signed contract exists-we haven't seen it.....

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