After an executive session of the Brenham City Council this (Thursday) afternoon, it was announced that the City is still negotiating with a prospective buyer of the 205 acre tract between Brenham and Chappell Hill.
It was thought that the Council might authorize Mayor Milton Tate to finalize negotiations with the buyer, but apparently there is more work to be done. The City has approximately $900,000 invested in the property, which was originally acquired and permitted as a landfill. After years of protests by residents and landowners in the area, the City abandoned the permit before ever opening the landfill. A 2006 study by the JFK Group, which was commissioned by the City, estimated the land to be worth between one and one and a quarter million dollars.