Christie Mountain owners look for land deal Company owners mull enlargement special conference June 29 | Information

The Atlanta Town Board (Rusk County) will maintain a distinctive meeting this week, Wednesday, to talk about the sale of city land that owners of Christie Mountain want to invest in with a vision toward attainable growth, which includes yr-round recreation, a greater chalet or a lot more lodging.

Christie Mountain homeowners want to purchase two landlocked parcels right away south of the ski hill location north of Weyerhaeuser. One particular parcel is 36.93 acres the other is 38.98 acres. Business enterprise associates are proposing an $80,000 obtain selling price, saying the land a short while ago appraised for $68,000. This present obtain provide is a lot fewer than the $106,000 proprietors compensated to the town in 2012 for 80 acres by a land contract. At that time, another 80 acres remained beneath city ownership. This is the land Christie Mountain homeowners now want to invest in.

The conference will be held at 7 p.m., June 29, at the Atlanta City Hall, 5200 Wis. 40 N. At the assembly city residents will vote for or in opposition to proceeding with the sale. If authorized, the town board will then commence negotiations on the home.

“The city board was approached by Christie Mountain if the opportunity was there to offer them an supplemental 80 acres of land,” Town Chairman Steve Tiegs claimed. “This is a conference of the citizens.”

He mentioned the special assembly is to let town residents make a decision.

“I consider to stay in the middle. There has been assistance and opposition the two approaches,” Tiegs reported. “The land is owned by the people today of the city of Atlanta, so the folks will choose no matter whether to offer the land or not.”

Tiegs reported he is not absolutely sure what the designs are for the land.

“They are wishing to develop their enterprise, probably set in a further carry,” Tiegs mentioned.

Christie Mountain is located on the south aspect of County Highway O, roughly concerning Fireplace Lane and Norwegian roads.

In 1976, George Sorenson established Christie Mountain with 38 acres of land he owned and 160 acres of town land. At the time, city officers established up a perpetual land lease for the 160 acres that Sorenson did not have. This land lease would lawfully remain in impact as extensive as Christie Mountain was a ski hill and would continue to be with Christie regardless of ownership of the ski hill.  

Dave and Sue Vohs in 1998 purchased the Christie Mountain enterprise as well as 80 acres of the land which was leased from the city.

Several years ago, just after some inhabitants begun to issue the small value of the land lease, town board associates begun requesting much more funds be paid out annually for the lease or the land be purchased outright.

The lease was completely legal and could not be damaged until Christie’s entrepreneurs agreed to it or Christie was no more time an operational ski place, in accordance to Christie Mountain General Supervisor Andrea Vohs on the business’s website.

“We were not in a economical situation to pay back the raise they had been proposing on the land lease or to obtain the land but, in 2012, immediately after becoming questioned consistently in excess of a amount of years, we ultimately agreed to break the land lease,” Vohs said. “We acquired the 80 acres that Christie occupied for its appraised rate of $106,000 on a land deal with the township.  At the time, we could not pay for to pursue the total 160 acres, so 80 acres went back to the township.”

This 80 acres is what will be voted on at the unique meeting this 7 days.

The town at this time owns 320 acres of landlocked residence in the Blue Hills which is logged every single 12 to 20 decades and results in a stream of cash flow for the township.  

“The 80 acres in concern was also a portion of Christie’s grasp eyesight from conception, and it retains some unique terrain that I really feel need to turn into section of Christie’s footprint,” Vohs said. “Christie is at a issue where we are pondering about enlargement in just the up coming 5-10 decades, and this parcel of land is important to that progress.”

Christie Mountain house owners are on the lookout to map out and plan for the potential of the enterprise and just lately approached the town board to request if they would entertain the plan of selling the 80 acres now. It was just lately appraised for $68,000.

Through the June Atlanta City Board meeting, a handful of town landowners expressed some concerns about growing Christie Mountain as properly as some desire in purchasing the land by themselves.  

“The land is practically ready to be logged once more, and if we ended up allowed to buy, we would gladly get the job done with the city and permit them the profits from that subsequent slicing,” Vohs claimed. “My hope is that the inhabitants of Atlanta get into consideration the advantages this community gets from possessing a local ski place as well as the history of this land.”

Vohs is requesting the general public to again the business’s proposal to obtain the 80 acres of land outright for $80,000 “which is a lot more than it was not long ago appraised for” without the need of placing it up for public sale.

“I want Christie to prosper, so our youth obtain a really like of outside wintertime recreation, which is so essential to mental and actual physical well being, so all of our group associates can expertise the Blue Hills and all that this unique terrain has to present, so we can give employment that pays a fair wage shut to dwelling, so our teens can acquire function encounter in a pleasurable setting and so men and women of all walks of lifestyle can come with each other and volunteer performing something they enjoy to do,” Vohs claimed.

She explained the reason for the acquire and possible expansion is for the local community which is going to demand some alterations at Christie.

“I am not likely to hide the actuality that my eyesight includes year-round recreation, a more substantial chalet or far more lodging, but I assure that if any of that comes to fruition, Christie will usually have that spouse and children welcoming, small town truly feel that tends to make us, us.  And my “why” will never waiver I want this group and all the men and women in it to thrive and would take pleasure in your support in obtaining there,” Vohs states on the business’s web-site.

The Wednesday assembly will not be the ultimate sale decision. It will only be a way of how to commence, in accordance to Tiegs.

“This [meeting] will be irrespective of whether the persons in the city do or do not want to offer land to Christie Mountain. There can be a great deal extra than that, but the folks get to make a decision,” Tiegs stated.