North Adams Council Postpones Mohawk Theater Decision
The North Adams City Council postponed once again an order authorizing the mayor to sell the Mohawk Theater. IBerkshires.com reports that the decision follows a meeting of the Community Development Committee last Wednesday that drew dozens of attendees and focused on the council's ability to impose conditions on any sale.
Councilors have wanted to ensure there are restrictions or limitations placed on the sale to avoid losing the marquee or allowing the structure to deteriorate.
The City Council would have some say, voting for or against, if the bid proposal selected by the mayor was below the assessed value at $446,400. Anything over that would leave the selection to the mayor's discretion.
The order will once again be on the agenda in a couple of weeks. Mayor Thomas Bernard proposed last month to dispose of the landmark in line with the actions of the previous administration in trying to divest the city of surplus properties.