Monona Council approves extension to real estate agreement

   MONONA -- The Monona City Council last Monday gave an extension to a real estate purchase agreement that was set to expire this month.

   Russell and Tabetha Bries approached the Council about their offer to buy agreement for a property at 605 South Main Street, stating that they were not going to be able to complete work on the property that was set in a March 19, 2019 agreement, R. Bries said the person they hired to pour cement for the project could have that done in a month, after which he could start building the home.

   Council member Heather Lange said her only concern about giving the Bries an extension was that another buyer had expressed interest in the property.

   “If that guy says something, what do we say?” she asked.

   “We don’t really have a choice,” Councilman John Elledge said.

   Council members agreed to give 60 additional days for cement work to be completed and progress on the building’s walls and roof. The Council said it wanted to see the building enclosed by the fall and completed by spring of 2021.


For more of this story see the March 25 Outlook.

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