City council eyes vacant Batesville Country Club property - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

City council eyes vacant Batesville Country Club property

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Puna lava flow front widens to 100 yards, continues towards Pahoa

    Puna lava flow front widens to 100 yards, continues towards Pahoa

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:39:41 GMT
    The Puna lava flow has advanced forward another 270 yards since Monday, and according to officials the active edge of the surface flow is making its way through the northwest corner of Kaohe Homesteads across a vacant parcel.
    The Puna lava flow has advanced forward another 270 yards since Monday, and according to officials the active edge of the surface flow is making its way through the northwest corner of Kaohe Homesteads across a vacant parcel.
  • MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties runs into school cafeteria

    MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties runs into school cafeteria

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:41:22 GMT
    MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties, carrying bat caught trespassing at elementary school A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school and
    A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school and causing a bizarre disturbance just before more than a hundred children were due to come in for lunch.
  • Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:39:50 GMT
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – The Batesville City Council is considering whether or not to buy a prime piece of real estate in the middle of town.

The land in question houses the now defunct Batesville Country Club.

City officials say there is little space left inside city limits to house any new developments, so the city council sees this vacant 72 acres of land as a potentially good investment.

The country club's stockholders recently approached the city to see if it is interested in buying the property.

The property was appraised at more than $2 million, but the council agreed that price is too high.  

Councilman Fred Krug says the council held a public hearing last week about this issue, and the response from neighbors was overwhelmingly positive.

"If things line up right, I think it would be a good investment," Krug said, "but then again we got to make sure we don't spend money that will take away from other services."

Krug says the city council will likely revisit the issue at its next meeting. He says the council could agree to make an offer on the property at that time.

Region 8 News will continue tracking this story and provide any updates on the council's decision.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.