Alachua Delays Annexation of Battery Plant
The annexation of a piece of land, containing an old battery plant, did not take place. It seemed all but certain that commissioners would approve a plan to annex the site until Monday's Alachua City commission meeting.
The land owned by two entities, Phoenix Commerical Park and Lithium Nickel Asset Holding Company, is located on NW US HWY 441. Hours before the city commission was set to make a final vote, the attorney in charge asked for more time to make sure the city won't be on the hook for clean-up costs associated with the land.
"Our attorney, that is representing the city on this item, would like to be able to obtain some additional information from the department of environmental protection regarding the city's liability," said Alachua City Manager Traci Cain.
The proposed annexation will now appear on December 13th's agenda. To see more on this story, watch the video to your right.
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