During this (Thursday) morning’s City Council workshop session, Brenham City Manager Terry Roberts said the 205 acre landfill property will be put up for sale through a real estate broker in the next couple of months. It was eight years ago, in 2006, when the City Council voted to give up the permit for the landfill and sell the property. At the time, a City consultant said the property could be worth between $4 million and $20 million with the permit. City staff were hoping to get at least $1 million for just the land in 2006. Now Roberts says they hope to sell the property between Brenham and Chappell Hill for between $1.5 and $2 million. In 2006 City staff conservatively estimated the City had about $800,000 invested in the land and the permit.
During the workshop it was asked whether the City’s old landfill site off Highway 105 could also be sold. Since the landfill was closed in the 90’s, the property has been used as a shooting range and model airplane flying area. Assistant City Manager Kyle Danhaus said the City is required to retain ownership of the former landfill site for many more years.