I guess I'm nosy...
Posted by Dan (+458) 16 years ago
I see the lot that the old Parkside Apts. was located on has some dirtwork going on. Is someone developing it or are they just cleaning it up?
I also see some work going on at the old KATL site, whats happening there?
Thanks-
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Posted by William S. (+66) 16 years ago
I don't know what is planned for the lots once occupied by the Parkside Apartments, but I do know that the word on the street is that a whole lot of trouble is coming down due to the presence of asbestos in the building, and it not being addressed in the demolition.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11978) 16 years ago
The KATL site has been broken up into a series of smaller lots and all but one have been sold for various businesses. Don't know the specifics. Yeah, there is some trouble about improper demolition on the old Park View site as well. Just because you knock it down to avoid a building permit and abestos abatement doesn't mean you are off the hook.

Amorette
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Posted by spike (+56) 16 years ago
AMMORETTE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD ASK THE OWNER OF THE KATL LOTS HOW MANY ARE SOLD BEFORE YOU QUOTE SOMETHING. GET THE FACTS FIRST
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Posted by Eric Brandt (+839) 16 years ago
Jack Diebold purchased the back portion of that area and has plans for it under development. Interesting project, not ready for publication yet that I know of.

Mac's Frontier land purchased at least 1 of the front lots that I know of and will be moving their QuickLube center there soon. Quite fascinating. By "move the quicklube" I really mean MOVE IT. They will actually unfasten the entire building and crane it over and drop it into place. Rumor has it they will accomplish the move in only 4 days once ready!
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Posted by spike (+56) 16 years ago
ERIC, YOU TOO SHOULD GET THE FACTS, YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOUR'RE TALKING ABOUT.
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Posted by Morhead (+116) 16 years ago
Spike

Are you just trying to start crap.......

By the way your "Caps Lock" button is on. Or are you trying to prove something

[This message has been edited by Morhead (edited 3/15/2006).]
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Posted by spike (+56) 16 years ago
NO, I OWN THE PROPERTY. I SHOULD KNOW THE FACTS!
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Posted by Kate (+91) 16 years ago
Well Spike, if you own the property and you know the facts then maybe you should fill the rest of us in!

[This message has been edited by Kate (edited 3/15/2006).]
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Posted by JB (+107) 16 years ago
I heard that cosco is going in there!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15082) 16 years ago
Hmmm... that little exchange was so "Miles City". No wonder economic development is such a struggle.
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Posted by Chad (+1758) 16 years ago
Don't put up with any crap Spike!

Make them wait and find out when the owner's or potential owner's are ready for them to know. Divulging information about the plans or intentions of clients is not kosher.

Hold your ground.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15082) 16 years ago
Train Depot for the TRR?
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Posted by spike (+56) 16 years ago
CHAD, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I PLAN TO DO. I KNOW YOU KNOW HOW BUSINESS WORKS.
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Posted by JB (+107) 16 years ago
Maybe there going to put a "SUPER K-MART" up there? I guess everyone is going to have to wait and see,i know the suspense is going to kill the "MILES CITY VOICE"!
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 16 years ago
Chad,
Shame on you.
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Posted by Eric Brandt (+839) 16 years ago
Spike,
Do you own the whole property?

Jack Diebold explained his portion of the property to me at length. Mac's also had a discussion. Perhaps there are different things going on there?

I would be curious to know if Mr. Diebold was lying to me when he told me he bought the property. What about Joe at Mac's - was he also confused?

According to the cadastral mapping, the property is INDEED separated into several lots as Amorette described, which would match the descriptions from the other two.

Yelling will not be necessary for understanding - please us sentence case. Thanks
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11978) 16 years ago
I'm basing what I said on the ad the owner of the front portion ran in the paper saying that all the lots but one had been sold. Was the owner lying when he ran that ad? I don't know about the back portion. I do know that people who type in all caps need a basic lesson in nettiquette.

Amorette
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Posted by JB (+107) 16 years ago
Eric, does joe own macs? You need to ask yourself this before you say names how would he no the truth about anything im sure kenny does not just go and tell everyone and for sure not his techs.
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Posted by Eric Brandt (+839) 16 years ago
JB,
There is a positive intent behind every behavior.

I'm wondering...
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Posted by Charlie (+244) 16 years ago
I thought Joe was now at Notbohms Quicklube
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Posted by Salli (Scanlan) Starkey (+241) 16 years ago
Sometimes I get confused.
I assume you all know each other and are trying to be funny.
(or somehow you allowed some rude idiots have moved to town)?

Miles City is my childhood paradise. I have only been back 5 or 6 times since 1964, so I love to hear what's going on. I try to ignore what looks like stupidity, thinking it's an attempt at humor (cause people can't really be that rude)
The Star page is pretty useless (to me) (a very sad thing).
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Posted by Salli (Scanlan) Starkey (+241) 16 years ago
Sorry - now I feel bad that I was being rude. No Excuse
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Posted by William S. (+66) 16 years ago
Spike,

It is no secret. Anyone who wants to make a little effort can go to the Courthouse and see that deeds have been recorded to both Deibel (one lot) and the Notbohms (2 lots). They are called public records for a reason!
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Posted by Donna Duncan (+44) 16 years ago
I am an "outsider", but have enjoyed reading about your town. We have even contemplated recently about moving to Miles City. I do agree though that this subject might be better served with more civility.
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Posted by David Schott (+17517) 16 years ago
The January 30, 2006, edition of the Miles City Star had an article about a recent city council meeting and here is a relevant excerpt:

* The council unanimously approved an amended plat for the second tract of the former KATL property. City planner John Marks said the tract is the front portion of the project, facing South Haynes Avenue.

There is no specific plan for the land at this time. The zoning of the land was changed from agricultural to commercial a year ago.

Council Member Joe Whalen expressed concern about whether a fast food restaurant were to open there, because the city is already having prolems with the lift station in the area due to grease.

When owner Roger Lothspeich was asked about future plans, he said he'd like to keep that confidential. "It will definitely generate tax dollars."

Perhaps Roger sold the land to SPIKE between January 30th and March 15th or perhaps SPIKE co-owns the property with Roger.

The same article went on to say:

* Historic Preservation Officer Amorette Allison asked for a tentative agreement for funding next year. She needs it because of the state and federal funds involved. The council will have another vote on it later.

[Mayor] Grenz said, "Amorette is probably the best deal for our dollar."


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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 16 years ago
Is grease really a problem or is that a joke that I don't get?
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Posted by Morhead (+116) 16 years ago
Roger Spike Spike Roger
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Posted by JOE WHALEN (+619) 16 years ago
According to Al Kelm, director of both our Water Plant & Wastewater Treatment Plant, the grease build-up at the Haynes Ave. lift station is a primary cause of backed-up sewers in the neighborhoods it serves.

A "lift station" is a pump designed to augment the gravity flow of sewage downstream to the wastewater treatment plant. There are several lift stations installed as part of our sewer system.

Restaurants are required to dispose of waste oil & grease in tallow barrels rather than dumping it down the drain. When that grease is dropped into the sewer system, either directly or indirectly (through the use of high-temperature dishwashers), it mixes with colder affluent and coagulates. The grease then clogs the system at the lift station and backs up the sewer system.

The city must then dispatch a crew to manually remove the grease from the lift station at unnecessary expense to the city and, often, great inconvenience to homeowners upstream.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10040) 16 years ago
>> [Mayor] Grenz said, "Amorette is probably the best deal for our dollar."

I know several City/County Historic Preservation Officers across the state and from what I've saw Amorette is among the best of the best.
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Posted by GL (+41) 16 years ago
Roger Lothspeich is "Spike".
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Posted by Morhead (+116) 16 years ago
[This message has been edited by Morhead (edited 3/28/2006).]

[This message has been edited by Morhead (edited 3/28/2006).]
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Posted by JOE WHALEN (+619) 16 years ago
Affluent? My bad. I meant "effluent".
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Posted by Dan (+458) 16 years ago
Joe-
your right the "affluent" often are colder and tend to coagulate the situation
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Posted by Cindy (+34) 16 years ago
I guess after last nights MC Star front page story, we all now know who Spike is (most of us already figured it out) I'm glad to see some growth in the Cowtown and look forward to new businesses. If they are new ones. Hopefully we don't just see more movement from Main Street to Haynes Ave.

Downtown needs to be preserved if at all possible. Congratulations to "Good Things" for taking a building on Main and making it so beautiful. Thanks for just moving across the street.
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