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Carrier Lodge




My disapproval notwithstanding, if the Legislature authorizes The W to sell the Carrier Lodge property, it is imperative that the school receives the maximum amount available from ANY willing buyer. This means no private, non-competitive purchase.  


Since we are asked to assume that The W desperately needs the money from the sale, we must also assume it needs as much as anyone is willing to pay above the appraised value. 


Ben C. Toledano, Columbus



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Article Comment Kim Kimbrough commented at 2/17/2009 3:06:00 PM:

Ben Toledano is right. In fact, bring in a real estate auction company, take bids to provide a threshold sale price, make the bids public, allow these threshold bidders to come to a live, public auction and allow highest bidder to purchase the property. Threshold bids to gain entry into an auction will also insure a guaranteed minimum price and the university/auction company can require threshold bidders to provide proof of funds/line of credit. As well, taxpayers should ask for how the funds will be used since this is a publicly funded university. As a state taxpayer, I wouldn't want any of the money going to frivolous things like paying ad agencies for pop psychology surveys on name changes.


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