Council approves land sale in Family Dollar deal

Following a very brief public hearing, the Lovell Town Council voted Friday to sell a 15-foot strip of property adjacent to and north of Mayes Fabric to Overland Properties – the property manager for the future Family Dollar Store in Lovell.

There were no public comments at Friday’s hearing, and the council voted 3-0 in the ensuing special meeting, with Mayor Bruce Morrison and Councilman Scott Allred absent, to approve the sale of the land, which the town acquired in a swap with Neil Mayes. The sale – part of an original sale agreement with Overland for $40,000 for the lot at Main and Oregon – includes a 15-by-30-foot utility easement for Mayes Fabric from the back of the building to Oregon Avenue.

The council noted that Overland is seeking a variance from the Wyoming Dept. of Transportation for to move a Main Street cutout to the west, and if it is not granted, the building and parking lot plan may have to be reconfigured.

During the regular council meeting on June 14, the Overland project was also on the agenda and the council voted to authorize Morrison to sign the papers to complete the land swap that allowed the sale to be finalized later that week. The town traded a 15-foot strip of its parking lot south of Mayes Fabric to Neil Mayes in exchange for the 15-foot strip north of the fabric store.