Fairborn City Council last week approved moving forward to acquire the four parcels, which city record shows totals 0.051 acres.
Fairborn Engineer Lee Harris told council the strips of land are among nine parcels the city earlier authorized staff to pursue as part of phase II. Five of the landowners have reached agreements with the city, Harris said.
“After we file the appropriations, we are putting the fair market value that we’ve” determined and “will put (it) into escrow,” he said of the four remaining parcels.
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“And then we’ll be meeting with lawyers and owners to come to a mediation and a remedy … or continue to negotiate and come up with a more mutual and agreed upon dollar figure,” Harris added.
Gevedon said what the city has offered so far is insufficient for what it would cost his business, which he has operated for more than 25 years at…