Jeff council okays sale of property for meat locker

30 Jan 2022


The Jefferson city council at its regular meeting Jan. 25 cleared the way for Dennis and Terry Murphy to open a meat locker with retail sales near downtown. The council not only agreed to sell the vacant lot at 210 W. Washington St to the Murphys for $25,000, but according to council member Harry Ahrenholtz, the council will be partners in assuring the success of the business.

The council approved the sale after a public hearing on the sale. City attorney David Morain and Ahrenholtz said they had received information from Chris Henning, longtime Greene County farmers market manager. After listening to comments from people at the hearing, Ahrenholtz said he had contacted Janis Hochstetler, a meat and poultry inspector with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, with contact information Henning provided. Ahrenholtz reported talking at length with Hochstetler.

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