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The city of Sedona may soon use a rarely-used tactic to obtain property on Brewer Road.

The Historic U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station, located at 250 N. Brewer Road was acquired by a Missouri-based company in a settlement. The firm appraised the 3.3 acres at $1.1 million, but the city appraised it at $520,000. The city may condemn the land and build a park.Earlier this year, the Sedona City Council directed staff to research available parcels in town for potential parks or other city uses. This summer the staff presented a handful of options including a 3.3-acre-parcel at 250 N. Brewer Road, the old Red Rock Ranger Station property. The parcel sits near Brewer and Ranger roads adjacent to Los Abrigados and is home to the historic U.S. Forest Service ranger stations, the first of its kind in the area.

According to City Manager Tim Ernster, the owners of the land, a Missouri-based company that acquired the land in a settlement, had an appraisal done, which came back at $1.1 million while the city’s appraisal was $520,000. 

 

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 4, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.


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  • Kam Pebler

    You know you are getting old when a place where you worked is called a historic site and viewed as an option for condemnation. I can picture C-rations sitting on the shelf in a cabinet in one of the bays. And fire tools, sharpened, painted and taped. And the wood shop where Knute routed signs and I learned to use a planer. And the bathroom in the corner. And the cement bags we had to hoist to pass our physical. And the step for the step test. And I can still here young Lucas telling Ron Plapp, "That's poop. Horse poop!" Ouch!

  • Kam Pebler

    You know you are getting old when a place where you worked is up for condemnation. I can still see the C-Rations on a shelf in a cabinet. And the fire tools, sharpened, painted and taped. And the cement bag waiting to be hoisted to pass the physical exam. And the bathroom in the corner that no one wanted to clean. And the step for the step test. And the wood shop where Knute routed and painted signs and where I learned to use a planer. And the land where young Lucas told Ron Plapp, "That's poop. Horse poop!" Ouch! If it becomes a park, I hope you can bring some of its history back to life.

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