Sewer main delaying potential WU development


West Union Mayor Kent Halverson swore newly elected city councilmen (l-r) Adam Keller and Isaiah Stansbery into office on Monday. Halverson and police officer Michael Tobin were also administered the oath of office during the regular council meeting at City Hall. (Mike Van Sickle photo)



Sewer main delaying potential WU development

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor

A city sanitary sewer main running through the former middle school property in West Union is delaying the potential development of a Casey’s General Store on the site.

Speaking on behalf of current property owner M5 LLC, Earl Moss explained to the West Union City Council Monday that Casey’s officials are asking what the City could do to help them in moving the sewer line.

“I feel it (Casey’s) would be a great addition to the community,” said Moss, while reporting the convenience store is expected to employ 25 to 30 employees.

The West Union businessman estimated that Casey’s would spend over $1 million in developing the site located along E. Bradford Street (Highway 18). In addition to the City receiving an estimated $15,000 to $16,000 in additional property tax revenue, Moss reminded councilmembers the City would benefit from additional LOSS (Local Option Sales and Service Tax) monies.


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