By Tim Kowols
Electors will decide if the time is right for the town of Liberty Grove to purchase close to $1.5 million in waterfront property in Gills Rock on Tuesday. It marks the second time voters have had a say in the purchase of the parcels owned by Rick Johnson and Elizabeth Weborg. By purchasing the properties, town officials hope they can protect the area from future development. Town chairperson John Lowry told DoorCountyDailyNews.com in September that he hopes the price issue causing residents to balk at the purchase in 2010 has been solved.
Contingencies are in place that would delay the town from taking the property completely over for at least a year. The special meeting to vote on the purchase will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Grove Town Hall followed by its budget hearing.