Ah, another Croton United conspiracy theory: “The mystery of Hollis Lane”. Paul Steinberg finds it fishy Croton should sell an excess piece of property through BidNet. Just because you are unfamiliar with something doesn’t make it a conspiracy.
After the Board decided to sell a property in Cortlandt, staff sent out requests for proposals to five local developers, but received no replies. The Village has now sought bids through BidNet – we do our competitive bid requests through BidNet, a bid site for government. And this way we could avoid paying a realtor – saving taxpayer dollars. We don’t have to accept bids that are not adequate. If this doesn’t work, we would then go to a realtor. And any transaction will have to be approved by the Board in a public meeting.
Paul does have one very good point: we should announce a sale like this publicly before we seek bids. I’ve asked that we do so in future.
Rick Olver, Trustee