09/19/2008: "Mayor Says "Not So Fast""
Mayor David Jones said he did not approach the Land Bank about purchasing the Erickson property in Friday Harbor for a Farmer's Market -or for anything else as far as that goes. Updated related story)
Jones said he was approached by Land Bank Director Lincoln Bormann about entering into an agreement to purchase the property, but said he informed Bormann that the purchase price was too high, and that the Town had no interest in the property.
Jones said Bormann informed him that Bormann had put a "place holder" for $400,000.00 for the Town into the proposal to purchase; presumably in case the Town did agree to become part of the proposal to purchase.