God’s Food Pantry is looking for a location to build a new facility, and recently approached the City of Russell Springs about a one-half acre plot of land on Brian Walters Drive that could be used for the facility.
On Thursday night, the Russell Springs City Council gave Mayor Eddie Thomas permission to negotiate with God’s Food Pantry on which one-half acre plot the city would sell to the local nonprofit, with the sale price being $1.
“We can’t donate it to them, so we will just be selling it for $1 if you all approve that,” Thomas told the council during a virtual meeting Thursday.
Thomas said the new building will either be 100 x 80 or 100 x 60.
The expanded size of the building will accommodate the need for increased space for frozen and refrigerated foods.
“I think this will be a benefit to the whole community,” Thomas said.
Council member Sherry Bottom-Daniel made a motion to give Thomas permission to negotiate the location and to sell the chosen property for $1.
The council unanimously approved the motion.