A hearing for the owner of the Sands Dorsey Building will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, the Tucumcari City Commission said Thursday night.
The building’s owner Bob Hengstenberg had requested the hearing to oppose a recommended demolition of the building.
An engineering firm recommended demolition after conducting an environmental survey of the damaged building. The Sands Dorsey was a victim of a fire in June 2007.
The city has placed a $7,000 lien on the property to cover costs of putting up a fence up around the property. City manager John Sutherland has said another lien may be placed on the property to cover the $68,000 in engineering costs by WHPacific of Albuquerque.
On other matters, the commission:
• Approved an expenditure by Lodgers Tax Board for Christmas banners for light poles along Route 66.
• Issued a proclamation for the Great American Smoke out on Nov. 20.
• Approved a change in an agreement with Ute Lake Ranch for water. The prior agreement said the city would be “leasing” water from Ute Lake, the new agreement will state that the city is “buying” water, as recommended by the state’s Interstate Stream Commission.
• In a report on the Convention Center, by director Ron Wilmot it was noted that a Corvette car group had made reservations for August 2009. About 300 Corvette cars are expected to be on display and and about 700 people are expected to attend.
The convention center is currently closed during November for painting.
• In the city manager’s report, John Sutherland said installation of the $600,000 sludge drying beds is complete at the city’s Waste Water Treatment Plant .