Council: It’s time for the liquor store building to go

A CRUMBLING WEST WALL, seen here through a snow fence, is just one sign that the old liquor store building is beyond repair. Photo / Per Peterson

Operating without a full-time city administrator, the Tracy City Council last Wednesday dove into some murky budgetary waters as it looks to set the budget for 2024.

The council has just over a month to set the preliminary budget and levy, which can be lowered but not increased before the final levy is set in December. With seemingly more questions than answers about certain things that will affect how much discretionary spending the City can do, council members discussed potential Capital Improvement Projects assuming both a 5% and 7% tax levy for 2024.

Amidst the discussion was the future of the old liquor store building, which became obsolete in 2020 when Boxcar Liquors opened on Hwy. 14.

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