City to sell former Wenk Foods property

With clean-up of the property now complete, the Madison City Commission is moving forward with selling the former Wenk Foods property in downtown Madison.  Commissioners on Monday declared the property, located on Southeast 2nd Street near Egan Avenue, as surplus in preparation for its sale.  City Attorney David Jencks told commissioners that in order for the city to sell the property, it has to be declared surplus and appraised.  He said that by state law, the city can’t accept any less than 90-percent of the appraised value of the property.  Commissioners appointed Mayor Roy Lindsay, City Engineer Chad Comes, and City Utilities Director Brad Lawrence as the appraisers for the property.

Mayor Lindsay said the city’s intent with the property was to remove a safety hazard in the community.



Lindsay said that he hopes the property can now be used for something positive again for the city.



Commissioners Monday authorized the sale of the property by public auction, but did not set a date for the auction at this time.

Commissioners also authorized Mayor Lindsay to sign the re-platting of the property as the Second Street Addition and approved a resolution approving the plat.