Negaunee City Council moves to sell former wastewater treatment property

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Negaunee City Council Thursday night moved to sell some publicly owned land. The property is the site of the city's former wastewater treatment plant.

According to city staff the building and land hasn't been used for about ten years. The cost to demolish the building is also prohibitive for the city. They also scheduled a public hearing on the issue before the land goes up for auction.

"This property has been closed for 10 years or more, it's not useful for the city at all we don't need an additional wastewater treatment plant that's not functional," said Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron. "Our hopes are that someone will purchase this property and they'll be able to utilize it and get it back on the tax rolls."

The public hearing was set for the next regular meeting for the Negaunee City Council, on February 14.